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First D.C. United match postponed, Christian Pulisic scores another goal, and more: Freedom Kicks for July 8, 2020


Crystal Palace v Chelsea FC - Premier League Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Happy Wednesday everyone. We have NWSL Challenge Cup action early today, and then Orlando City and Inter Miami are supposed to kick off the MLS is Back tournament this evening. Before all that, and the European action we have, here are some quick links for y’all:

D.C. United’s first MLS is Back game postponed - BRU

D.C. United was supposed to open up against Toronto FC on Friday night, but since Toronto didn’t arrive into the MLS “bubble” until yesterday, their match will now go off at 9:00am on Sunday.

Watch: Christian Pulisic scores another goal for Chelsea - SSFC

Our son Christian Pulisic is dazzling the world with his recent play for Chelsea. He scored another goal yesterday in their match against Crystal Palace, giving him 3 goals and 2 drawn penalties in 5 matches since coming back. Let’s go!

LAFC’s Wright-Phillips questions MLS return amid coronavirus surge - ESPNFC

Bradley Wright-Phillips doesn’t think that the MLS is Back tournament should proceed. He’s probably right, but we’re a few hours from it proceeding anyway.

Here’s how fans can interact with match broadcasts and shows during MLS is Back - MLS

Here are some of the hashtags that the league will be checking for tweets to promote during the tournament.

TFC’s Jozy Altidore not expected to be ready for first game of MLS is Back Tournament - Waking The Red

Jozy Altidore is likely not going to be ready for the team’s first match against the Black-and-Red. He had to undergo 14 days of quarantining upon returning to Ontario, and because of that he will likely not be match fit for the first match.

The Black Players Coalition have joined up with the Players Coalition to further amplify their voice to call for systemic change in MLS and all of soccer.

Finally, Miguel Ibarra will be sporting these beautiful bad boys whenever the MLS is Back tournament does start:

Enjoy all the soccer folks, and wear a mask!