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USMNT lose to Panama and more: Freedom Kicks for 11 October 2021

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Soccer, go!

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Good morning! It is grey and cool down here in Richmond, we have put up our Halloween decorations, and it is a nice fall day. The performances on the soccer field, however, were not so nice. Let’s get to the soccer:

2022 World Cup Qualifying: Panama 1-0 USA - A pathetic performance all around

After getting a solid win against Jamaica, the US men’s national team fell flat against Panama, losing 1-0 in Estadio Rommel Fernandez.

The stats are not good for the United States in this one, breaking a bunch of streaks on which the team had been. The United States sits tied on points with Panama in second place in the Octagonal, but they’re currently only 2 points above 5th place Costa Rica, who currently sits outside of the World Cup spots.

USA v. Jamaica, 2022 World Cup Qualifying; What we Learned

The United States also played another World Cup qualifier that went much better. It feels like just a memory now, which is I guess how time works.

Ashley Hatch brace helps Washington Spirit trounce Racing Louisville 3-0

The Spirit got back on the winning wagon, with Ashley Hatch jumping back into the Golden Boot race with a brace against Racing Louisville.

D.C. United homegrown player Jacob Greene scores his first ever professional goal! Congrats Jacob!

FC Cincinnati has done a pretty bad job of launching their team in the few years they’ve been in MLS. Chris Albright is basically walking into a complete retro-fit of a team that should have had all the expansion advantages as well as the bad team advantages. Unfortunately for them, the player pool is much wider than when Ben Olsen and Dave Kasper were able to use a bunch of MLS mechanisms to create winning teams.

Ouch.

And here’s a rocket of a goal from down my way.

That’s all I have today; what’s up?