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Luciano Acosta, Captain Morgan, and more: Freedom Kicks for 10 July 2019

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MLS: Chicago Fire at D.C. United Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Hello, Wednesday people! I am filling in for your regularly scheduled Donald Wine, since he is an international man of mystery and is traveling this great globe. However, there is still soccer news to get to, so let’s cut right to the chase!

‘There were moments where I suffered’: Lucho Acosta on Boca boyhood, flourishing in D.C. and letdown in Paris – The Athletic: Pablo Maurer has this great profile on Luciano Acosta, going into his life growing up, the PSG transfer, and more.

D.C. United’s bad day versus FC Dallas and more: Filibuster - Black And Red United: On Filibuster, we talk about the no good very bad day last Thursday, and look forward towards playing a Revs team coached by Bruce Arena.

I want more NWSL teams very badly, but not from this guy.

Chicago Fire, Village of Bridgeview agree to amended lease | Bridgeview is getting $60M back by allowing the Fire to play games elsewhere in the Chicago area, which is more than they would have if they didn’t have such an ironclad agreement with the team. However, it has been a mostly bad deal for both sides, so hopefully they can all move on from here.

Major League Soccer Takes Step Up With New Captain Morgan Sponsorship: D.C. United is included in this 8-figure deal through 2022, so expect to see the Captain on gear or around the stadium shortly.

Fortuna Düsseldorf 1895: Fortuna leiht Torhüter Zack Steffen von Manchester City aus: USA starter Zack Steffen is going back to Germany to start his Man City career.

That’s all I’ve got. Happy Wednesday!