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MLS restart plans revealed, D.C. United make staff cuts, and more: Freedom Kicks for May 13, 2020

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Good morning, everyone. Hope you all are continuing to stay safe and healthy. Here are the highlights from a fairly busy day yesterday:

Revealed: Details, dates of MLS’s proposal to return to play in Orlando - The Athletic

MLS hopes to get everyone in the league down to Orlando on June 1 for individual workouts, with an aggressive plan to resume the season on June 25th. The players haven’t approved the plan yet, so don’t hold your breath yet.

Sources: D.C. United parts ways with chief business officer, lays off five others - The Athletic

D.C. United said goodbye to chief business officer Andy Bush, along with 5 others last month as the team laid them off. Longtime DCU video content creator Lee Burrows was among them, which is a huge loss for the team.

Major League Soccer’s rivalry power rankings - MLS

The Atlantic Cup between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls came in at #7 on this Top 10 list. El Tráfico (LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Football Club) was the top ranked rivalry.

Coronavirus: La Liga president Javier Tebas hopes for 12 June restart - BBC

La Liga is hoping for a restart of their league on June 12th. There are a lot of metrics that have to be put in place first, so we will see if they remain on that path.

Pulisic: Nobody at Chelsea noticed me when I joined - ESPNFC

Christian Pulisic recalls how he had to earn respect when he finally joined Chelsea last summer. It took a few days of the team not paying him any attention and him showing in practice that he had what it takes for the guys to come around.

Real Salt Lake great Nick Rimando reveals the pain he played through during his final MLS season - MLS

Nick Rimando details his final year in MLS and the pain he endured to finish the season and bring an end to his Hall of Fame career.

Finally, Bobby Wood, who has been linked to D.C. United, will no longer be pursed by the team, according to the Washington Post’s Steven Goff:

That’s it for today. Enjoy the day everyone, and stay safe!