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USWNT, MLS All-Star roster, and more: Freedom Kicks for 6/25/19

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PHEW. I don’t know about you guys, but I was feeling the stress during yesterday’s USWNT game. Man. Friday’s game against France is going to be nuts.

As you can imagine, I’ve got a lot about the Women’s World Cup today. Let’s get to it!

Megan Rapinoe hopes USA vs France is a ‘total shitshow circus’ | SB Nation

I 100% believe it will be.

USWNT might have taken Spain too lightly, and nearly paid the price | Yahoo! Sports

Yeah, this was a nervy one. But doesn’t this happen with, like, every team? In every tournament? Remember when the USMNT didn’t qualify for the World Cup? JUST SAYING.

U.S.-France is a World Cup quarterfinal with big-time stakes | The Washington Post

OK, I admit I didn’t actually read this because the WaPo has caught on to me using incognito windows to read their articles.

Gregg Berhalter cagey about lineup choices for USMNT vs. Panama | MLS

Oh yeah so the Gold Cup is still happening during this World Cup. Wednesday is vs. Panama!

Joanna Lohman means everything to LGBT+ Spirit fans | All for XI

She really is the face of the Spirit. So glad she’ll be continuing in a role with the team and inspiring more people.

Cameroon is allowed to get upset without having to answer to your kids | SB Nation

PREACH. People can act poorly and not ruin soccer forever. Let’s move on, please.

2019 MLS All-Star Roster | MLS

You guys, I went to purchase my regular box of Honey Bunches of Oats this weekend and discovered that they have MLS themed boxes right now. Really makes me feel validated in my cereal choices. Also, as you might expect, Wayne Rooney is on this roster.

Bash Brother revisited: How Steven Lenhart transformed from MLS supervillain to Zenned-out healer | The Athletic

Behind the paywall but sure does sound intriguing.

All right, that’s it from me! Have a great day!