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USMNT/USWNT/DCU/Spirit recaps & more: Freedom Kicks for 7/1/2019

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Oh, and Loudoun to boot!

Hi, off to Delaware again. Such is the life of the man who yearns for tax free shopping I guess.

Late Wayne Rooney penalty gives D.C. United a draw against Toronto FC (us): Looking for better work on the holiday! More from WaPo, MLS and Flo. Waking the Red has the GTO side, with a dusting from Jozy Altidore.

Spirit can’t overcome slow start in 2-1 loss to NC Courage (us): Kim covered things at the Plex, as the Washington Spirit’s 18 points are a sandwich between the Portland Thorns’ 19 and Seattle Reign FC’s 17. More from WaPo.

USA 2-1 France: Women’s World Cup recap - À la débandade (SSFC): Bring on the Brits.

2019 Gold Cup Recap - USA 1-0 Curaçao: The A? Team gets a laborious win (SSFC): It was whatever it was I guess? WaPo has more.

Recap: Loudoun United wins first home game 2-1 over Atlanta United 2 (us): This continues to be fun to watch develop.

Woodbridge resident Nelson Martinez focused on securing pro contract with Loudoun United (Inside NoVa): A micro look at a benefit of having a USL team.

Junior Moreno se quedó con la camiseta de Messi (TyC): Junior (and Venezuela) get bounced out of Copa America to Argentina but he at least got a nice going away present.

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark has stepped up in starting lineup (Oregon Live): The former D.C. United and Columbus Crew SC keeper talks about his rediscovered worth.

Finally, some news from Argentina, where Christian Gomez and all of his 44 years of life has called it a career apparently?

There is a question mark at the end of my sentence because Gomez did this a couple of months ago, and his son had to deny it online. As of late Sunday, no tweet, no retraction, so...this may be it?

Anyway, that’s a way to end a Monday. Stay cool, and/or hydrated.