Hello hello! We’re not dawdling this morning so let’s get into these Freedom Kicks.
Introducing the MLS roster construction rankings: How effectively all 24 teams have used their salary budget | The Athletic
Behind the paywall, but word on the street is that D.C. United are fifth on this list.
French Baguettes: The Paris takeover | Stars and Stripes FC
MY HEART. IT IS WARMED. ILU, USWNT AND USWNT FANS.
‘I have goosebumps right now’: 31-year-old Jessica McDonald describes making her World Cup debut | SB Nation
OK, so McDonald is 31 and I just turned 29 so my understanding here is that I have two years to get up to USWNT-quality and be on the squad for 2023. EASY.
Jill Ellis gambled vs. Chile, and time will tell if it pays off for the USWNT | Yahoo! Sports
It will pay off because we’re gonna win the World Cup!!
Alex Ring, Ben Sweat both available for selection against D.C. United | Hudson River Blue
I can’t make Wednesday’s game because I’m seeing The National in concert (yes I’m bragging), but I love the Open Cup and I h8 NYCFC. So who cares how many players they have available, let’s beat ‘em.
Vivianne Miedema, you’re terrible | All for XI
Get it, because she’s the opposite of terrible. She’s 22 and already the Netherlands’ top all-time scorer.
Annnnd I’m out! Have a good one, folks.