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Washington Spirit announce Challenge Cup roster, USWNT lose motion to appeal, and more: Freedom Kicks for June 24, 2020

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And we have an updated NWSL schedule

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Happy Wednesday folks. We are just a couple days away from the start of the NWSL Challenge Cup, so make sure you got your CBS All Access ready! Here’s the news!

Washington Spirit announce NWSL Challenge Cup roster - BRU

The entire Washington Spirt roster will head to Utah for the NWSL Challenge Cup. We also have an updated schedule. The Spirit now debut on Saturday night!

USWNT denied motion to file immediate appeal in equal pay case - ESPNFC

The USWNT can’t immediately appeal the earlier ruling that granted a partial summary judgment to U.S. Soccer. They will likely appeal that ruling again.

Washington Spirit players on racism, #BlackLivesMatter, and progress: Tegan McGrady on seeing color - BRU

Tegan McGrady speaks out on racism in the United States and soccer and how to move down the path of progress.

June 23, 2010: The day Landon Donovan lifted a nation - SSFC

Yesterday marked 10 years since the greatest moment in USMNT history. Relive every second of that moment of Landon Donovan’s goal against Algeria.

SSFC Podcast, Episode 14: Black Players Coalition interview, Orlando Pride withdraws from NWSL Challenge Cup - SSFC

I sit down with Justin Morrow and Jeremy Ebobisse for a conversation on the Black Players Coalition of MLS. Also, Stephanie Yang and I discuss the Orlando Pride’s stunning withdrawal from the Challenge Cup.

MLS’s Black players speaking out against racial injustice is the start of much-needed change - MLS

Keep listening, keep learning, keep having these uncomfortable yet important conversations.

Police drop investigation into ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ banner flown over Premier League game - ESPNFC

I ain’t surprised one bit...of course they would drop the investigation.

Enjoy the day and the soccer folks!