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Yamil Asad signs, Mike Petke sues, and more: Freedom Kicks for September 18, 2019

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Happy Wednesday everyone. There’s Champions League on today, and I’m packing for Oktoberfest. Here’s the news from yesterday:

Yamil Asad signs pre-contract with D.C. United | Black & Red United

Yamil Asad is officially back, signing a pre-contract with D.C. United to begin in January. He will not be playing with Loudoun United since there are only a few games left in the season for them.

Mike Petke files lawsuit against RSL, claims breach of contract | RSL Soapbox

Mike Petke has filed a lawsuit against his former team, Real Salt Lake. He was fired for homophobic comments he made towards officials during and after a Leagues Cup match back in July.

Liverpool have another off day at Napoli as Dries Mertens penalty and Fernando Llorente secure win for Italians | The Telegraph

Napoli netted two to beat Liverpool at home, while Inter Milan needed a late goal to draw Slavia Prague. Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona had a scoreless draw, and Chelsea lost to Valencia with Christian Pulisic on the bench.

Former MLS boss Jesse Marsch makes history on Champions League debut | MLS

Former New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch made history when he became the first American manager to coach in the Champions League. His Red Bull Salzburg team also stomped out Genk 6-2. His team has also been dominating in the Austrian Bundesliga, winning its first 7 matches.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber supports 100% Charter Flights next season | HAR Journalist Sports Media

Hopefully, this is the last season we have to hear about teams experiencing long commercial flights and delays. Commissioner Don Garber supports all teams having charter flights for each match next year. The question will be: will they get it done and allow it, and more importantly, will each team use them?

Cagliari cleared of racist chanting towards Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku | BBC

Quite frankly, this is embarrassing and unacceptable that Cagliari was cleared by Serie A of racist chanting towards Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku. Absolutely unacceptable. FIFA better step in here, but we know they won’t.

Yedlin nears return, hoping for October USMNT call-up | NBC Sports

DeAndre Yedlin looks to be close to returning from injury for Newcastle, which would hopefully mean he will be back on the field for the United States Men’s National Team when they begin CONCACAF Nations League play next month.

That’s what we got for today. Hit the comments and discuss!