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USMNT loses, NWSL fan ugliness & more: Freedom Kicks for 9/9/19

Also, go hug your Mom and/or Dad.

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Soccer: International Friendly Soccer-Mexico at USA Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Hi there. I had a bunch of toddlers in a bounce house and was unable to get to the Loudoun game, but upon seeing the score, was maybe better that way? Ah well. Bye weeks suck.

2019 September Friendly Recap - USA 0-3 Mexico: If Sisyphus was about a soccer team... (SSFC): From Friday night. Unforeseen!

Portland Timbers crack Sporting Kansas City in stoppage time, win 2-1 (Stumptown Footy): In case you wanted to know what D.C. United’s opponent next week was up to, here you go.

Reign FC light up Orlando Pride for 3 goals (Sounder at Heart): In case you wanted to know what the Washington Spirit’s opponent next week was up to, here you go.

A reminder to NWSL fans: Don’t be racist (RSL Soapbox): Ugly stuff in the Portland Thorns-Utah Royals game Saturday.

Through loss and losses: life and death and soccer (All for XI)/ Emmanuel Ledesma dedicated his PK goal in the Toronto FC loss to his late father (Cincinnati Enquirer): These strike a personal nerve for me as I’ve been trying to do what I can on Loudoun while dealing with health twists and turns of varying degrees of severity within my family over the last four months. Needless to say you should read those if you’re in a similar situation, or if you like heartfelt emotion.

Anyway, that’s my down note for the day. Eat Arby’s.