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January transfer window opens with Haaland move, Roma to be potentially sold, and more: Freedom Kicks for January 1, 2020

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Welcome to the ‘20s!!

Lorenzo Pellegrini of AS Roma celebrates after scoring the... Photo by Andrea Staccioli/LightRocket via Getty Images

Merry New Year! Welcome to a new year, a new decade, and a new opportunity for D.C. United to win some trophies. This is going to be our decade! Which year is it? Let me throw it to Barbara Walters who will tell fill us in:

As you’re waking up to follow a full slate of Premier League matches, let’s get going with the first news links of 2020.

A look back at D.C. United’s last decade - Black and Red United
We took the time to remember some of the big moments that defined D.C. United in the last 10 years.

Erling Braut Haaland: How Germany reacted to Dortmund’s coup - BBC
News of Erling Braut Haaland making a move from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund is already the shock transfer of the January window, and it just opened.

Roma in talks over sale to U.S. businessman Dan Friedkin, no deal yet - ESPNFC
AS Roma could be sold to an American businessman. It is currently majority held by an American group as well.

USMNT to conclude January Camp with match against Costa Rica - Stars & Stripes FC
In case you missed it, the United States Men’s National Team will travel to Qatar for January Camp, then come back to California for a friendly against Costa Rica. The January Camp roster was also released, with Bill Hamid and Paul Arriola making it from D.C. United along with former D.C. United academy player Bryang Kayo.

Top January transfer targets: Dembele, Eriksen, Ozil, Bale and more - ESPNFC
The January transfer window is now open. Who all will be making moves?

Inter Miami name Diego Alonso as head coach for inaugural MLS season - MLS
Diego Alonso, the former Monterrey coach, will be Inter Miami’s first coach.

USMNT Best XI of the decade (2010s) - NBC Sports
NBC Sports writers pick their best USMNT XI of the decade. What’s yours?

PST writers pick their Premier League Team of the Decade - NBC Sports
Writers at NBC Sports also picked their best Premier League team of the 2010s. They also give out awards for things like Player of the Decade and Goal of the Decade. There is no mention of 93:20, Sergio Agüero’s goal back in 2012 to win the league for Manchester City, so by rule, NBC Sports has to rewrite the whole thing.

Enjoy the first day of the year, everyone!