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USWNT in scoreless draw with South Korea, Bodø/Glimt crushes Roma, and more: Freedom Kicks for 10/22/2021

A quiet day in the midst of infinite games? We’ll take it!

Korea Republic v United States Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images

Good morning! D.C. United didn’t play yesterday, which is a rare event. All we really have to talk about is the USWNT not quite finding a way through against South Korea, a DCU promotion next week, and a result from Europe that made me laugh.

D.C. United and Audi Continue Shared Commitment to Sustainability with First-of-its-Kind Theme Match at Audi Field on October 27 | DCUnited.com
Giveaways, plus Audi is going to plant a tree for everyone that shows up for United’s absolutely critical Atlantic Cup clash next Wednesday against the Red Bulls. Did you know that the solar panels at Audi Field are the fifth-largest such system in the District? Well now you do!

The latest for the Washington Spirit sawjersey sponsor Women and Girls in Soccer issue this statement:

October USWNT friendlies - USA 0-0 South Korea: 22 game home win streak ends | Stars and Stripes FC
The USWNT took plenty of shots, but some imprecision and some big individual plays from Korea ended in a scoreless draw. That said, I thought this game was quite interesting: Korea’s tactics in particular serving to delay the USWNT’s typical fast start and then give them the numbers to defend inside the box, and they were able to create some actual danger on the counter too.

For the Spirit, Kelley O’Hara went 90 minutes at right back, while Emily Sonnett was on the bench but didn’t play. Andi Sullivan was not in uniform in order to help ensure full recovery from her recent knee injury.

Roma Embarrassed by Bodø in 6-1 Conference League Thrashing | Chiesa di Totti
No disrespect to our friends at Chiesa di Totti, but a Jose Mourinho team getting absolutely steamrolled by Norwegian opposition? That’s good stuff. We finally have a clear explanation as to why there is a Europa Conference League, and/or we are all living in an experienced Football Manager player’s Bodø/Glimt save.

Like I said, it wasn’t a busy news day as far as the local soccer world goes, so I’ll call it a post. Have a good weekend friends!