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USMNT win, Spirit draw & more: Freedom Kicks for 6/24/19

And a D.C. United legend hangs them up.

Hello there. I don’t have a witty intro today.

Spirit, Houston Dash battle to scoreless draw (us): Joanna Lohman’s number is retired and the Washington Spirit hold onto the top spot in the NWSL at the Plex.

USA 6-0 Trinidad & Tobago - living in the past but looking to the future (SSFC): So...the United States qualified out of the hex I guess?

As U.S. women’s soccer storms through World Cup, there are more boys’ faces in the crowd (WaPo): Nice look at the dynamic here.

Nigeria stage sit-in at WWC over unpaid bonuses (ESPN): Here’s hoping they get them too.

When Your Best Friend Is Also Your World Cup Teammate (City Paper): Seth takes a look at Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh.

Syamsir Alam Mantap Pilih Dunia Hiburan setelah Pensiun dari Sepak Bola (Kompas): This report says former D.C. United player Syamsir Alam has retired from playing soccer. Shine on you crazy diamond.

Let’s look at things that are cool, part one:

And wrap up with things that are cool, part two:

Anyway, go forth into this surprisingly nice end of June weather.