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Walker Zimmerman traded, D.C. United TV deal update, and more: Freedom Kicks for February 12, 2020

And Jurgen can’t stick it out in Europe.

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Happy Wednesday, everyone. Yesterday’s news was highlighted by updated news on D.C. United’s potential television deal, while there was a huge trade in MLS. Here we go:

D.C. United in talks with Sinclair Broadcast Group for local TV rights - Washington Post

D.C. United is talking with Sinclair for the local TV rights. We know how this ended last time (with every match on WJLA 24/7 News, which very few people get and those who do get only in SD), so color me skeptical on whether this is a good deal. Hopefully, it’s backed by access to ESPN+.

Official: Walker Zimmerman traded from LAFC to Nashville SC in blockbuster move - MLS

Walker Zimmerman leaves Los Angeles Football Club, with the club trading him to Nashville SC in a move that brings LAFC an international roster slot and as much as $1.25 million in allocation money. Not sure what LAFC plans to do with all this money.

Hertha stunned as Klinsmann leaves after 76 days, unnerved by lack of support - ESPNFC

Jurgen Klinsmann quits Hertha Berlin after less than 2.5 months on the job because he “didn’t have support.” Sounds to me like he couldn’t tough it out in Europe and fight.

Black History Month: Serie A’s constant racism problem - Stars & Stripes FC

Racism has been a huge problem in soccer, but recently Serie A’s numerous incidents have been depressing to watch. I take a deep dive in my Black History Month series.

El Paso’s Mark Lowry showing that different styles of play can succeed in the U.S. lower divisions - The Athletic

El Paso’s trying to win in the USL Championship with a different style of play. The Athletic examines what they’re doing to stand out from the pack.

Man United request to install safe standing area - NBC Sports

Old Trafford could have safe standing if Manchester United have their way. It remains to be seen if the FA will allow it.

That’s all for today...enjoy!