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MLS is Back reaches quarterfinals, Sebastian Soto signs with Norwich City, and more: Freedom Kicks for July 29, 2020

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Columbus Crew SC v Minnesota United FC: Knockout Round - MLS Is Back Tournament Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Happy Wednesday everyone. Before we get into the news, a personal update:

Yes, that beauty is the new Washington Spirit home jersey. It finally came (after over a month), but I’m glad it’s here. Now...please don’t leave, Rose Lavelle.

Loons pull out win in PK shootout to advance to quarters - MLS

Minnesota United and the Portland Timbers join the Philadelphia Union, Sporting Kansas City, the San Jose Earthquakes, Orlando City, New York City FC, and Los Angeles Football Club in the quarterfinals of the MLS is Back tournament. The action resumes on Thursday night.

Sebastian Soto signs with Norwich City - SSFC

Sebastian Soto has signed with Norwich City from Hannover, but because he can’t get a work permit, he will play for Telstar in the Eredivisie.

Take this rumor with a grain of salt, but is this really the type of name that Atlanta United would want after Tata Martino and Frank de Boer?

After a season for the ages, Robinson now seeking a winning environment - American Soccer Now

Antonee Robinson has had a whirlwind season that has seen him excel for Wigan Athletic, almost get transferred to Milan before an irregular heartbeat stopped that move...then the irregular heartbeat corrected itself during the coronavirus hiatus. What’s next for the young United States international?

Mariano: Real Madrid striker tests positive for Covid-19 - BBC

Real Madrid’s Mariano is the latest soccer player to contract the coronavirus, and his status for the team’s Champions League match against Manchester City is in doubt.

MLS ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirt: Philly Union Warren Creavalle’s passion goes beyond design - ESPNFC

The Philadelphia Union’s Warren Creavalle is the mind behind the design of the Black Lives Matter shirt that all of MLS is wearing during the MLS is Back tournament. Hopefully, us fans can eventually buy these shirts to benefit Black Players for Change.

Manchester City showed ‘blatant disregard’ in Uefa FFP case, but didn’t breach FFP says CAS - BBC

Manchester City was found to to be messing with UEFA’S investigation against them, but that didn’t affect the findings that they didn’t breach FFP...okay.

Have a good day, folks.