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D.C. United, Women’s World Cup, and Gold Cup: Freedom Kicks for 27 June 2019

Too much soccer!

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MLS: Orlando City SC at D.C. United Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

There was so much soccer last night and the results were generally good! We are in for a slam-packed next few days so let’s just jump right into it:

MLS Recap: Wayne Rooney magic guides D.C. United past Orlando City - Black And Red United: D.C. United feel like they’re missing one attacking piece on the field right now, but with Wayne Rooney sometimes that just doesn’t matter. On the pregame show, Dave Kasper did say that the club is looking to add an attacking piece this summer as their priority.

Wayne Rooney just scored the MLS Goal of the Year - Black And Red United: Just watch it over and over again, it is so much fun.

Orlando City vs. D.C. United: Final Score 1-0 as Rooney Wonder Strike Dooms Lions - The Mane Land: The view from down in Florida about last night’s game.

Anyone who reads this could manage the USWNT to a World Cup title - One day as the rest of the world catches up this will matter, but hopefully the USWNT will also have better coaching by then.

2019 Gold Cup Recap - USA 1-0 Panama: The B? C? Team gets a laborious win - Stars and Stripes FC: While D.C. United were getting a 1-0 win, the USMNT were....also getting a 1-0 with Paul Arriola (and basically all the rest of the starters) watching from the bench.

The Washington Spirit Is in First Place. Having Six Close Rookies Helps. The Washington Spirit are doing well this season after a disaster of last year, and the rookies are part of that change.

Sources: Inter Miami in discussions to sign USMNT winger Tyler Boyd – The Athletic: Speaking of the USMNT, it looks like Miami is starting to build out their team, putting a discovery claim on Tyler Boyd.

Could a professional outdoor soccer team come to Baltimore? Many hope the city could support one. - Baltimore Sun: I feel like every year or two there is a rumor of professional soccer coming to Baltimore, and nothing ever materializes.

Which team will be the first to get a giant Captain Morgan on the front of their shirts?

That’s all I’ve got, how are you doing this morning?