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Sergiño Dest travels to Barcelona, Matildas get new coach, and more: Freedom Kicks for September 30, 2020

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We’ve reached the end of September.

Ajax v RKC Waalwijk - Dutch Eredivisie Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images

“Summer has come and passed

The innocent can never last

Wake me up when September ends”

Well, it’s September 30th, so someone go in Billie Joe Armstrong’s room and tell him it’s time. Welcome to Green Day.

Before we get to the stories from yesterday, the homie Isaac broke down the Utz Crab Chips yesterday. He puts it on Mount Rushmore, but doesn’t give it the god level status that he gives Zapp’s Voodoo Heat (which I agree with).

Sergino Dest arrives in Barcelona ahead of reported transfer to Camp Nou - MLS

This is really happening. An American is about to sign with the first team at Barcelona. Sergiño Dest has arrived in the Catalan capital to finalize a transfer from Ajax. What a world!

Tony Gustavsson named new head coach of Australia’s women’s football team - BBC

Tony Gustavsson, who was the right hand man under Pia Sundhage and Jill Ellis for the United States Women’s National Team, has been named the new coach for Australia’s WNT. Pretty good hire for him, but we apologize when we have to give the Matildas that work.

Bayern boss: U.S.’s Richards ‘absolutely deserves’ opportunities - ESPNFC

Chris Richards is getting love from Bayern Munich. What did I just say? What a world!

FIFA Plans to Order Release of Players Over Clubs’ Objections - NYT

FIFA wants players to be released for the October international window, despite the coronavirus affecting everything. Clubs don’t want this to happen, but it sounds like FIFA is going to require them to be released.

FIFA 21: 13 USMNT players receive gold ratings - SSFC

Christian Pulisic, DeAndre Yedlin, and Zack Steffen are the top rated American men on FIFA 21. But, 13 USMNT players have earned the gold rating (75 or higher). Ready for those FUT cards!

To close out, a message from Loudoun United head coach Ryan Martin. Loudoun United’s season was ended early due to an outbreak of positive COVID test results.

Enjoy the day, everyone.