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D.C. United signs Mohammed Abu, Montreal Impact sign Victor Wanyama, and more: Freedom Kicks for March 4, 2020

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A huge pull for the Impact.

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There were a couple transfers yesterday in MLS, including one that had heads turn. Here’s the news:

D.C. United signs Mohammed Abu on loan from Valerenga - Black & Red United

Mohammed Abu is now on D.C. United, with the team acquiring him on loan from Valerenga. He last played in MLS in 2017 for the Columbus Crew.

With his signing and Federico Higuain yesterday, along with Erik Sorga last week, we have 3 new jersey numbers:

Wanyama to Montreal Impact agreed - Tottenham Hotspur

Victor Wanyama is headed to the Montreal Impact in a shock transfer. Thierry Henry isn’t playing around.

St. Louis MLS name, logo likely to “come in the next couple weeks,” according to owner Carolyn Kindle Betz - MLS

St. Louis’ MLS franchise will have a new name and crest in the next couple weeks. We assume that will come with the colors that the team expects to use when they debut in 2022.

Federico Higuain on DC United move, Columbus Crew exit: “I want to play football” - MLS

More on the Higuain move to the Black-and-Red, with him citing his interest to “play football” as the catalyst for the move.

A couple other updates from the Black-and-Red. First, the team now has a Tik Tok account for the “utes” among us:

And, check the new episode of Outsports’ podcast, which features D.C. United’s Rory Molleda.

The Becky Sauerbrunn trade *should* be a win for both the Thorns and the Royals - SB Nation

The Becky Sauerbrunn trade is done, and she will go from the Utah Royals to the Portland Thorns.

Coronavirus concerns postpone cup semifinal between Juventus-Milan - NBC Sports

The coronavirus has really pummeled Italy the past week or so, and after taking precautions to exclude fans from Milan for the Coppa Italia semifinal between AC Milan and Juventus in Turin, the match has been postponed.

UEFA Nations League draw: Portugal grouped with France, Croatia - ESPNFC

UEFA will be back in Nations League this fall, and one group in League A will consist of Portugal, France, and Croatia. The other groups in League A seem to be more balanced.

Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla was banned for using N-word, confirms FA - The Guardian

The FA confirmed Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla used the N-word...and it still only suspended him for 8 games. Man, I’m glad he’s no longer on Real Madrid anymore...unfortunately, it means we have to reset the counter again.

We’ll leave it there for today. Enjoy your Wednesday.