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D.C. United signs Edison Flores, LA Galaxy want Chicharito, and more: Freedom Kicks for January 15, 2020

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Happy Wednesday everyone. Big news day yesterday on the D.C. United front, so let’s begin with the big signing!

D.C. United breaks club transfer fee record, signs Morelia midfielder Edison Flores - Black & Red United

Edison Flores becomes the latest Designated Player for the Black-and-Red, with the team breaking the club transfer fee record in the process. It’s going to be fun watching him over the next few seasons!

Who is DC United signing Edison Flores, the latest Peruvian to join MLS? - MLS

News of the signing reverberated around the league, and people are rushing to learn more about the Peruvian midfielder.

Also, D.C. United’s video had me applauding:

LA Galaxy ‘serious’ about signing Chicharito - NBC Sports

The LA Galaxy want Javier Hernandez. Chicharito wants the LA Galaxy. Will he sign?

Reign FC hiring of Farid Benstiti is highly concerning - All For XI

Reign FC has a new coach, and he’s the same guy who has had issues with bodyshaming players at PSG, including Lindsey Horan. This could be a problem.

USMNT’s Sergino Dest surprised over reaction for early exit from Ajax’s Qatar camp - ESPNFC

Sergiño Dest left Ajax’s winter camp in Qatar last week amid rising political and military tensions between the United States and Iran. The USMNT canceled their January Camp trip to Qatar as well. Dest is getting a lot of heat over his decision, but I stand with the youngster.

Billionaire Dangote talks up Arsenal purchase in 2021 - ESPNFC

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa, wants to buy Arsenal next year. Let’s see if he can pry the team away from the Kroenkes.

Updates from the NWSL board of directors meeting: the commissioner search, media rights and more - The Athletic

The NWSL board meeting went down in Baltimore, and it seemed to be a better state of the league compared with before last year.

Finally, Steven Goff of the Washington Post gave some information on D.C. United’s preseason schedule:

Enjoy the day!