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USMNT in action, MLS awards, and more: Freedom Kicks for 12 November 2020

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Soccer, go!

Italy v Estonia - International Friendly Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

Rain, rain, nothing but rain. Hello and good morning from Rainy Richmond, and I hope you all are staying dry and safe as we try to get through the rest of this year.

To the links:

The USMNT is back in action tonight for the first time since the pandemic broke, and they share a touching tribute to Daryl Grove, who passed away a few weeks ago.

Erik Sorga was in action last night, but his Estonia took a beating at the hands of Italy. So, about the same for club and country, then.

Finalists Announced for 2020 MLS Awards | MLSsoccer.com

Lots of Philadelphia Union and Seattle Sounders players on this list, as one might expect. No D.C. United people on here, as one might also expect.

2020 MLS Expansion Draft: Rules & Procedures | MLSsoccer.com

Ah yes, the expansion draft is back. Austin FC is joining the league next season (glares in Precourt), and so they will have the opportunity to take 5 unprotected players from other teams to build their roster. We’ll see if this has any impact on D.C. United.

Survey outlines coronavirus impact on women’s soccer - ABC News

It has been particularly bad for women’s soccer as compared to men’s, to the shock of no one.

On the one hand, it's nice to have this information, on the other hand, I can totally understand why it's not a priority.

Failing up from MLS to the Dutch National Team is going very well.

That’s all I have, what’s up?