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D.C. United looking at Estonian striker, Washington Spirit sign Boissiere, and more: Freedom Kicks for January 8, 2020

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Silly season is still swirling.

Erik Sorga (9) seen in action during the Euro 2020... Photo by Hendrik Osula/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Happy Wednesday, folks. Silly season is in full effect, so let’s dive right into it:

D.C. United close to signing prolific Estonian scorer - Washington Post

D.C. United appear to be off the Brian Lozano train and could be signing Erik Sorga, a young striker from Estonia. It’s believe he would start with Loudoun United first if he is signed.

Washington Spirit add midfielder Jaye Boissiere - Black & Red United

The Washington Spirit bolster their ranks by signing Jaye Boissiere, the former Stanford Cardinal standout who last played at Le Havre.

Academy player Ku-DiPietro signs contract with Loudoun - Black & Red United

D.C. United academy star Ted Ku-DiPietro has signed a professional contract with Loudoun United. He played last year as an amateur.

NFL running back Jay Ajayi signs with Philadelphia Union as eMLS player - MLS

The Philadelphia Union signed their new eMLS player, and it’s former NFL running back Jay Ajayi. He played 2.5 years with the Miami Dolphins and won a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles as well. Now, he’ll be gaming for the Union.

USMNT training collection leaked - Stars & Stripes FC

ICYMI, the United States Men’s National Team training collection leaked. It’s a plain, old school look that’s expected from the training collection and the jerseys.

Klinsmann: United States national team in ‘very sad’ spot at the moment - ESPNFC

Jurgen Klinsmann said he could have taken the USMNT to the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup....

...nah.

Report: USMNT to face Wales in March friendly - Stars & Stripes FC

Also ICYMI, the USMNt is rumored to have a match against Wales in Cardiff in March.

Kate Markgraf Q&A: Hiring Laura Harvey as U.S. U-20 coach and what constitutes success in 2020 - The Athletic

USWNT general manager Kate Markgraf discusses her goals for 2020 for the program along with the hiring of former Utah Royals head coach Laura Harvey to run the U-20s.

Berhalter optimistic US will train in Qatar before World Cup - NBC Sports

Gregg Berhalter had to cancel the USMNT January Camp trip to Qatar due to rising political tensions in the Middle East. He hopes that the team can return to train ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

That’s it for today. Hit the comments and discuss!