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Freddy Adu, bubble plans, and more: Freedom Kicks for 30 July 2020

Soccer, go?

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MLS: D.C. United at Montreal Impact Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning! All of the coffee in the world is not getting me going right now, so I’m just going to plow through.

To the links:

Horrible news about a D.C. United fan; if you’re in a position where you are able to help, I would encourage you to do so.

Paul Arriola speaks after signing D.C. United contract extension - Black And Red United

Paul Arriola talks to our own Jason Anderson about his contract extension and staying in D.C. for at least the medium, if not long, term.

Canadian Premier League confirms Charlottetown, P.E.I. as location for 2020 season – Canadian Premier League

The only person I’ve met from Prince Edward Island said it was the best place in the world to live and he would never consider moving anywhere else. That sounds like a great place to hold a bubble tournament.

Why MLS deserves credit for its bubble, skepticism for its regular season plans – The Athletic

It was a heccing rocky start, but after the teams got into the bubble, MLS and the location did a pretty good job of making it work.

But, their plan for in-market games later this year? Doesn’t seem wise! Just look at what’s happening with baseball and...

LA Galaxy II San Diego clash postponed due to positive coronavirus tests

USL has had a number of games rescheduled and pushed back due to positive Covid tests for members of the teams. No league has yet found a non-bubble solution that works, and I just don’t know if there really is one.

This looks fascinating, and it includes a 90 minute interview with Freddy Adu himself on the arc of his career. I will be taking a listen.

That’s all I’ve got this morning. What’s up?