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Oakland Roots to join USL Championship, Bundesliga to welcome back fans, and more: Freedom Kicks for September 16, 2020

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And some transfer news.

Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Happy Wednesday, everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the first official day of Hoodie SZN yesterday. Let’s hope it’s here to stay. Here’s what happened yesterday:

Oakland Roots joins USL Championship - USL

The Oakland Roots continue their meteoric rise, as they will leave the NISA for the USL Championship next season.

Bundesliga boost as home fans allowed back for new season - ESPNFC

Germany has allowed Bundesliga stadiums to welcome back fans with the beginning of the new season this weekend. It’s unclear how many will be allowed, but we should see a bit of the atmosphere that we’ve become accustomed to with the Bundesliga make its anticipated return.

Uly Llanez completes loan move to Heerenveen - SSFC

United States Men’s National Team 2020 debutant Ulysses Llanez signed a new deal with Wolfsburg and then was loaned to Heerenveen in the Eredivisie for the season. Hopefully he balls out there.

Gareth Bale: Tottenham in talks to sign Welshman and closing in on Sergio Reguilon - BBC

Tottenham Hotspur is looking to make a deal with Real Madrid to bring Gareth Bale back to the club. They also want Sergio Reguilon, and it’s rumored that Dele Alli could be headed the other way in the deals.

Juventus grow pessimistic over Suarez deal as passport issues threaten to derail transfer from Barcelona - Goal

Luis Suarez wants to leave Barcelona for Juventus, but because Juve already has their maximum number of non-EU players, Suarez may be out of luck. He’s hoping to get an Italian passport (his wife is Italian), but he may not get it in time to be registered for Champions League.

Previewing TFC breaking down the NYRB loss: Filibuster - BRU

The Filibuster crew is back with their latest episode, breaking down the D.C. United loss to the New York Red Bulls and previewing this weekend’s match against Toronto FC. Check it out!

Former DC United player wears masks made out of jerseys during residency at UVA - NBC29

Former D.C. United defender Robbie Russell retired to go into medicine, but he’s still representing soccer on his mask as he continues his residency at Virginia Cavaliers.

The Washington Spirit’s Tori Huster has found a cool way to raise some funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital:

Finally, if you’re not busy tomorrow afternoon...

Enjoy the day, y’all.