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D.C. United losing, the Spirit winning and lots of player features: Freedom Kicks for 10/5/20

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And a nice film by that guy you know.

MLS: Atlanta United FC at D.C. United Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Well things got weird over the weekend didn’t they?

Recaps of D.C. United’s 4-0 loss to Atlanta United by us, MLS (with more from them here) and WaPo. Dirty South Soccer with the other end.

Kumi Yokoyama strike hands Washington Spirit 1-0 win over Sky Blue FC (us): The Spirit go out nicely for 2020. More from Equalizer Soccer.

D.C. United’s Moses Nyeman, 16, is growing up fast (WaPo): Yes, yes he is.

DC United speaking to Gregg Berhalter about Homegrowns: “He is watching” (MLS): We knew this, now Ben Olsen is talking about it.

Yordy Reyna sobre su salida del Vancouver Whitecaps: “No me llevaba muy bien con el entrenador” (Libero): Yordy talks about his relationship with Marc Dos Santos and getting vouched for by Edison Flores.

5 hypothetical trade proposals for MLS teams (MLS): Tomas Martinez from the Houston Dynamo for a conditional draft pick by D.C.?

Up, Up, and Doue: Loudoun United’s Hometown Hero discusses retirement (BGN): Lost in Loudoun’s shortening of their season is captain (and D.C. Academy alum) Peabo Doue retiring at 28. I’ll have more from him this week, here he is in the interim.

Chris Durkin on the 2019 U-20 World Cup, DC United, and Sint-Truiden (OneGoal): Chris chats about where he is, was and such.

More than an athlete, Kaiya McCullough won’t settle in the fight against racism (BGN): Kaiya discusses not sticking to sports.

Finally, lost in the never ending wave of Covid, character actor Brian Dennehy (Cocoon, Silverado, Tommy Boy) passed away last April at 81. One of his last films was “Driveways,” a sweet, charming fit about a Korean War vet (Dennehy) befriending a quiet son of a Korean mother. Trailer is yonder: