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Gio Reyna scores stunning debut goal, Wayne Rooney sets up Old Trafford return, and more: Freedom Kicks for February 5, 2020

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SV Werder Bremen v Borussia Dortmund - DFB Cup Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images

It’s Wednesday, and that means that it’s MLS Jersey Reveal Day. All 26 teams, including D.C. United, will unveil their 2020 jerseys this evening. Until we see the new Black-and-Red jersey officially revealed, here’s the news;

WATCH: Gio Reyna’s first Borussia Dortmund goal is an absolute stunner - Stars & Stripes FC

Take the time and watch Gio Reyna’s ridiculous first goal for Borussia Dortmund. Just straight butter!

Lionel Messi criticises Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal over interview - BBC

Eric Abidal claimed in an interview that Barcelona’s players are the reason that former coach Ernesto Valverde. Lionel Messi publicly disagreed with that sentiment.

Filibuster talks D.C. United preseason and Black History Month - Black & Red United

I join the Filibuster crew to discuss my Black History Month series I’m doing over at Stars & Stripes FC. We also discuss another preseason game that never happened and a mythical French centerback signing that might happen.

Black History Month: The Brothers Touré - Stars & Stripes FC

Yaya Touré Yaya Toure and Kolo Touré Kolo Toure are the subject of yesterday’s Black History Month article. A great brother pairing that dominated soccer together for a good while.

Best MLS jersey ever? The inside story of DC United’s classic 1996 kit - MLS

MLS does a deep dive on D.C. United’s first jerseys, the best that MLS has ever produced.

Wayne Rooney’s Derby County win to set up FA Cup match with Manchester United - ESPNFC

Wayne Rooney’s Derby County won their FA Cup match yesterday, and it sets up his return to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the next round.

Ali Krieger and Carli Lloyd getting fresh opportunity to show their value in the USWNT’s new system - The Athletic

Ali Krieger and Carli Lloyd are thriving under new United States Women’s National Team coach Vlatko Andonovski’s system. Could they be playing their way into the Olympics?

That’s it for today. Stay dry on these streets and for those of you who venture to Audi Field tonight, enjoy the festivities.