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Axel Sjoberg, Ted Ku-DiPietro, and Rally The Vote: Freedom Kicks for 13 August 2020

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Soccer, go!

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-New Mexico United at Colorado Rapids Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Hello! My household got to be without power for all of Tuesday because the people who built our new fence cut one of the main power lines to our house. I recommend having power lines connected to your house, it makes living in them much more pleasurable.

Anyways, to the links:

D.C. United trades Emmanuel Boateng to Columbus for Axel Sjoberg - The Washington Post

Boateng was a needed backup, but now that Kevin Paredes has emerged, his services were no longer needed. We’ve talked for most of this season how D.C. United has needed another center back, because three are not enough. Sjoberg gives the team a full quartet as they are about to embark on an extremely crunched schedule.

MLS players’ union discussing opt-out protocol as season resumes - sources

Having an opt-out protocol is important, and I hope the league doesn’t punish players who decide to do so for their health or the health of a family member.

Loudoun United get first win of season over Red Bulls II 2-1 - Black And Red United

Down in the USL, Ted Ku-DiPietro and Elvis Amoh score to lead Loudoun to their first win of the year.

Spirit Join Kings-led Voter Registration Coalition “Rally the Vote” - Washington Spirit

Voting is very important, and the Washington Spirit are joining a group of sports teams urging people to register.

FC Dallas struggles in return to play in a 1-0 loss to Nashville SC - Big D Soccer

In the first MLS regular season match after the end of MLS Is Back, FC Dallas allowed fans into the stadium. How did it go?

Not great, Bob.

That’s all I have this morning. How’s it going?