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Ola Kamara, Wayne Rooney, and Mesut Ozil: Freedom Kicks for 8 August 2019

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Yesterday, the dust settled and we got all the final details about the deals that D.C. United was and wasn’t making. Today, we take a look at the rebuilt team and start to figure out how they’re going to move forward. To the links!

D.C. United signs forward Ola Kamara - Black And Red United: Kamara comes in as D.C. United’s second-largest transfer fee in team history and will be expected to replace Wayne Rooney once he heads back to England. It is a big ask, and hopefully Kamara is up for it.

D.C. United acquires Emmanuel Boateng from LA Galaxy - Black And Red United: Boateng gives United some badly needed speed, and along with Kamara and Paul Arriola could give opposing backlines some real problems late in games.

Wayne Rooney and D.C. United’s transfer madness: Filibuster - Black And Red United: Filibuster broke down all of the trades and transfers from this week as well as talking about the 5-1 shellacking United took at the hands of the Philadelphia Union. Its a good one!

Mesut Özil’s interest in D.C. United, Audi Field is centered on his coffee business – The Athletic: So those Ozil to D.C. United rumors? They may be true, but it also may just be about his coffee shop signing with D.C. United instead.

Kayo has played in a couple of games for Loudoun United, but is looking more and more likely to skip MLS to play in Germany.

Speaking of Loudoun United, they open their brand-new stadium tomorrow night.

Wayne Rooney: Ex-England captain’s Derby deal raises more question about football’s links to gambling - BBC Sport: Rooney chose his number for Derby County (apparently) based on a sponsorship deal from a gambling company.

Wiebe: Big questions abound for DC United this year and beyond | The league site takes a high-level look at D.C. United’s present and future.

LA Galaxy set to sign Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavón to unusual free loan deal, with options – The Athletic: The LA Galaxy again get to play fast and loose with the roster rules the rest of the league has to abide by.

That’s all I’ve got, what’s up?