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Gonzalo Pineda in running for D.C. United head coach job, USWNT names roster, and more: Freedom Kicks for November 18, 2020

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Also, some new crests!

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Happy Wednesday folks. Hopefully you are staying safe in these streets. Here’s what we got from yesterday:

Gonzalo Pineda reportedly a ‘finalist’ for DC United job - Sounder at Heart

Seattle Sounders assistant Gonzalo Pineda has emerged as one of the top candidates for the D.C. United head coaching position. We will see who eventually gets the job.

Speaking of former candidates, one is officially staying in his current role:

Andonovski names USWNT roster for Netherlands friendly - SSFC

23 players will head to Europe to join the United States Women’s National Team for a camp that culminates with a match against The Netherlands. Included on that roster: Washington Spirit players Aubrey Bledsoe and Ashley Hatch,

Premier League could have fans back before Christmas - ESPNFC

The EPL thinks it can have fans in the stands to watch games before Christmas. Seems ambitious given the current wave of the pandemic, but we’ll see if they do so.

Three teams unveiled new crests today. First, the Houston Dash and the Houston Dynamo both released new sibling crests that complement each other:

Also, two-time USL Championship winners Louisville City also unveiled a new crest, which was better than the attempt they had last year that was eventually trashed due to negative feedback from fans. This one is a much better look, and also complements the new NWSL franchise Racing Louisville.

Charter plan to allow MLS players on November international duty to be available for playoffs - MLS

I think we all know how stupid this Calvinball rule is, so I’m just going to say this to Major League Soccer: that’s...not...how...the...coronavirus...works.

Man City’s Torres hits hat-trick as Spain humiliate woeful Germany - BBC

Manchester City’s Ferran Torres scored a hat trick as Spain routed Germany, 6-0. That close actually makes the match look less lopsided than it really was.

MLB legend Ken Griffey Jr. joins Seattle Sounders ownership group - ESPNFC

One of my favorite athletes of all time...The Kid! Ken Griffey, Jr. has joined the Seattle Sounders ownership group in what should be viewed as a terrific move for the franchise.

Enjoy the day, everyone.