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D.C. United learns remaining MLS schedule, USMNT to skip October fixture window, and more: Freedom Kicks for September 23, 2020

Happy United Day!

New York City FC v DC United Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Welcome to Wednesday. It’s also a D.C. United match day as they travel to the Music City to take on Nashville SC (8:30pm ET, WJLA 24/7 News,, ESPN+). Our very own Jason Anderson and Adam Taylor were hard at work giving Nashville fans the inside scoop on the Black-and-Red and what to expect tonight, so after you’re done with this, check out Jason’s take and then Adam’s take. Or, start with Adam’s take and then Jason’s. Or, read them both simultaneously if you can.

D.C. United’s schedule for October and November released - BRU

9 matches from October 3rd to November 8th. The schedule for the final phase of the 2020 MLS regular season was released, and the matches will come quick, fast, and in a hurry for the Black-and-Red.

USMNT October friendlies cancelled due to Covid-19 - SSFC

The United States Men’s National Team has decided not to play any matches in October due to the difficulty in scheduling around coronavirus restrictions. They hope to play in November, but common sense would dictate that the odds of having matches then get lower by the day.

Atlanta United sign midfielder Marcelino Moreno from Lanus as a Designated Player - MLS

Atlanta United, who D.C. United will see on October 3rd, just signed Marcelino Moreno as its latest Designated Player. He comes from Argentina’s Superliga and they hope he will fill in for the recently departed Pity Martinez.

In search of change on and off the field, Kaiya McCullough recharges in Germany - Equalizer Soccer

Kaiya McCullough speaks candidly about her struggles with playing soccer while with the Washington Spirit and also seeking social justice and change on and off the field. She recently asked to be released from the Spirit and now plays for a team in the 2nd division of Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga.

Rival Premier League fans have long shared this soccer bar. Now it is in trouble. - Washington Post

Lucky Bar is a legend in the soccer bar game here in D.C. Now, it’s in serious financial trouble, so local rival EPL supporters groups have banded together to help the bar stay afloat.

Washington Spirit to play for DC SCORES in the 2020 Verizon Community Shield - Washington Spirit

The Washington Spirit is playing this NWSL Fall Series for DC Scores, and they hope to bring them some money in the Verizon Community Shield, which rewards charity partners of the top 3 teams in the Fall Series.

Vamos United!