It is always much more enjoyable to write Freedom Kicks after a win, and that is just what I get to do this morning. Erik Sorga’s goal was fantastic, and I need to see more of him out on the field. The win also moves D.C. United back over the red line in the expanded Covid-era MLS Cup playoffs, so hopefully they can continue to stay on that side of it.
To the links!
Erik Sorga provides last-gasp winner as D.C. United beat New York Red Bulls 1-0 - Black And Red United
After a pretty bad first thirty minutes, D.C. United played okey-to-decent for the rest of the game, a grabbed three points at the very end due to a very nice Erik Sorga goal.
More than 1000 words.— Erik Sorga (@ErikSorga) September 3, 2020
My first goal in MLS became a wining goal.
Great team performance, we struggled to the end and are taking home important 3 points.
I hope you fans enjoyed the game. pic.twitter.com/RVpODgG5pr
Another view of Sorga’s goal, and I feel so happy for him to score his first. I really like his energy and his movement, and like I said in the intro, I want to see him start to get more significant minutes for this team.
90+8 - Erik Sorga's winner at 90'+8 for @dcunited was the second 98th-minute match winner in @MLS this season (Shea Salinas for SJ vs VAN). Extra. pic.twitter.com/vJB9chaGer— OptaJack⚽️ (@OptaJack) September 3, 2020
I will take a record setting goal if it gives us 3 points!
D.C. United receiving $50,000 in general allocation money from Inter Miami for Gonzalo Higuain's MLS discovery rights, I'm told. Standard amount in such situations in order to prevent extended negotiations over a player ready to join the league. #dcu #MLS— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) September 2, 2020
D.C. United is getting some funny money in exchange for a player that they were likely never going to be able to sign in the first place. It always feels a little sad when a player seemingly slips through your team’s fingers, but I’m not going to miss this one much, no matter how he plays for Miami.
D.C. United's Felipe Martins tore an ACL in training this week, out for a long time. #dcu #mls— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) September 2, 2020
Mohammed Abu played pretty decently subbing in for Martins, and Moses Nyeman continues to get good experience coming off the bench as a sub. But not having Felipe for the rest of the year is going to hurt, because he is one of the most passionate players on the field, and can still pick out a mean pass.
Sources - Staffers recount Real Salt Lake’s toxic, sexist company culture
Real Salt Lake is rotten from the top down, and it needs to be cleaned out and fixed. Everything that Dell Loy Hansen and Andy Carroll have been alleged to have done is unacceptable and should be disqualifying for continued employment in the league.
Sources: Atlanta United agrees to sell Pity Martínez to Saudi club Al-Nassr – The Athletic
Atlanta makes a good profit off of a player that, while demonstrably good, never fully clicked with them. Good bit of business.
Wearing masks made of jerseys makes days better for ER doctor, former DC United defender | WTOP
Always glad to hear an update from Robbie Russell.
Getting pretty PUMPED to play some soccer this weekend pic.twitter.com/fTsN73h1z4— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) September 2, 2020
Paige Nielsen is the most ripped person that I have ever seen in just like real life situations. If I were that ripped, I would also just be flexing all the time.
That’s all I have; what’s up?