Good morning everyone! Even in these strange times, the machinery of public schooling moves ever forward. I had an IEP meeting over Google Meet today, hence why your Freedom Kicks are late. The weird combination of normalcy adapting to a completely unprecedented situation seems to be a lot of where we are right now.
Anyways, to the links!
Travis Clark speaks with now-former D.C. United player Chris Durkin about his move to Belgium and the opportunities that it gives him.
You've already seen him score this season, but his creative talent extends beyond the field. @BrillantFred13 and his kids created a painted rendition of @TalonDCU. Send him your emojis . #MLSUnites | #VamosUnited pic.twitter.com/UH7fobb7ga— dcunited (@dcunited) May 14, 2020
Frederic Brillant and his kids go through how to create your own Talon! It is very cute.
"I looked at Wayne, and he just winked at me"— Hear The Turtle (@HearTheTurtle) May 13, 2020
Donovan Pines tells the story of his "Welcome to MLS" moment with England legend @WayneRooney and @dcunited.
Donovan Pines talks with Maryland Athletics’ official podcast to tell the story of his beginnings in Major League Soccer, with some Wayne Rooney thrown in (as one would expect).
Armchair Analyst: For the second installment of our new series, let's go all the way back to the No. 10 for the first dynasty in league history, El Diablo himself.— Matthew Doyle (@MattDoyle76) May 13, 2020
Marco Etcheverry was a signing ahead of his time, and his @DCUnited team dominated like no other in league history. pic.twitter.com/LwVtcvwVJY
Having Etcheverry was like playing MLS on easy mode.
It is very bad for Loudoun United to be costing the County real money during an economic crisis. In theory Loudoun United will be paying them back through increased interest payments over the next six years, but it is putting both the team and the county in harder positions.
Speaking of bad things, Dell Loy Hansen should be ashamed that Real Salt Lake’s players are helping staffers affected by furloughs and layoffs, when he is a billionaire rare coin collector.
This is very cool!
The history of how the Seattle Sirens became the Seattle Reign is an interesting one indeed.
The new development academy is here, with all the MLS teams, some USL Championship teams, and a bunch of the top-tier independent teams. I hope that they take this opportunity to really reinvent youth development in this country, and not just carry on the USSDA’s model.
That’s all I have; what’s up?