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Loudoun United loses, D.C. United trade Gonzalo Higuain discovery rights, and more: Freedom Kicks for September 2, 2020

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Looks like Higuain is headed to Miami, though.

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Welcome to Wednesday. For me, yesterday was saying goodbye to Texas after the worst month ever and returning home to D.C. to get back to life, back to reality. So, let’s catch up on the news together:

Loudoun United’s slow start haunts in 3-0 to Pittsburgh - BRU

Loudoun United’s struggles continue with a 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. They fall to 1-6-2 on the season.

Sources: D.C. United has claim on Gonzalo Higuain, interest in Gylfi Sigurdsson - The Athletic

Looks like D.C. United had the discovery rights on Gonzalo Higuain, who is reportedly set to leave Juventus on a free transfer. However, it also appears that we will not see him join his brother Federico Higuain at Audi Field. He looks to be destined to end up with Inter Miami CF.

Oh yeah, it appears we’re also interested in Gylfi Sigurdsson to come in and be the creative option in the middle we’ve been lacking this season. Is he the answer to our problems?

American international Sergino Dest reportedly chooses Bayern Munich for his future - Bavarian Football Works

If Sergiño Dest leaves Ajax this transfer window, it will likely be for Bayern Munich. Let’s see if the USMNT fullback will get his wish to join the European champions.

D.C. United teenagers, with a combined age of 50, are coming into their own - Washington Post

The kids are gonna be alright. Griffin Yow, Moses Nyeman, and Kevin Paredes are coming into their own this season.

RSL CBO Andy Carroll taking leave of absence, sources say - RSL Soapbox

After the disgusting, toxic culture that he helped create at Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC, CBO Andy Carroll is taking a leave of absence. Get gone.

The U.S. government says that FIFA can’t ban European leagues from playing league matches in the United States. We’ll see how this goes.

Tim Howard rejoins NBC Sports as analyst to replace Kyle Martino - World Soccer Talk

Tim Howard is joining the Premier League coverage on NBC, replacing Kyle Martino. This likely means the end of his comeback with Memphis 901.

Finally, former D.C. United forward Quincy Amarikwa is gonna be playing under the Lights in Las Vegas:

Enjoy the day, everyone.