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D.C. soccer sadness, Wazza sounds off & more: Freedom Kicks for 8/19/19

Also, your (not really) favorite DC alum returns!

MLS: D.C. United at Vancouver Whitecaps FC Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Well, D.C. soccer sadness reigns. Giddy up!

Recaps of D.C. United’s 1-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps by us, Flo and MLS. Eighty Six Forever has your opposition’s take.

Mistakes, set pieces doom Washington Spirit in 3-1 loss at Portland Thorns FC (us): Not great! Stumptown Footy with more.

Loudoun United starts fast, doesn’t finish in 3-1 loss (us): Canadian soccer > D.C. soccer for a weekend I guess.

Top 5 wins by MLS teams over Liga MX opponents (MLS): Spoiler alert: Greg Seltzer knows what’s up.

Now boss of rival casino firm calls £7.8million tie-up with 32Red ‘preposterous and ridiculous’ (Daily Mail): If you wanted to know why Wayne Rooney chose the number he chose for Derby County, this may be part of the reason. And now that he’s short-timing he’s got takes!

Oh well, if D.C. United is looking for a forward, I know a guy who’s lighting up Colombia right now, just scored a hat trick over the weekend in fact!

While RFK Stadium rusts away, the newly opened Fields at RFK offers a glimpse into the future (WaPo): A look at where the flaky lady and surrounding areas almost two years after we left.

Danny McBride charts the evolution of the “Misunderstood Angry Man” (Polygon): So Danny McBride and John Goodman are in a HBO show about televangelists which already has me in on premise alone, but he also talks about the linear connection to his other shows (Eastbound and Down, Vice Principals) as well, and if you like his stuff, this is a good interview, and the first episode looks promising. Trailer’s below: