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USMNT announce December Camp friendly, Tottenham Hotspur hire Antonio Conte as coach, and more: Freedom Kicks for November 3, 2021

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Conte heads to North London.

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Happy Wednesday, everyone. I am on vacation with my dad for the week, so the Do Not Disturb sign is on the door until next Monday. Of course, that hasn’t stopped anyone from contacting me in the dead of night, so we’re up to give you these links from yesterday:

USMNT announce December training camp, friendly vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina - SSFC

The USMNT will play a friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina on December 18th at Dignity Health Sports Park, the home of the LA Galaxy. A December Camp for us all since January has a World Cup qualifying window.

Tottenham appoint Antonio Conte as new manager - ESPNFC

Antonio Conte will become the Tottenham Hotspur coach and hopes to take over by tomorrow.

Four things about the Washington Spirit solving the problem that is the Houston Dash - BRU

Jason and André break down what the Washington Spirit did to win against the Houston Dash and clinch a home playoff game.

Who can clinch playoffs or be eliminated this Tuesday or Wednesday - MLS

Speaking of playoffs, we will know what needs to happen in MLS for teams to clinch a playoff spot or be eliminated. Spoiler alert, D.C. United can do neither with any results tonight.

Speaking of the Black-and-Red, Jason has some stats for ya about the team’s hot start during matches:

Japan’s new women’s pro soccer league aims to attract players from U.S., France and more - The Athletic

The WE League (Women’s Empowerment League) is hoping to fast become one of the best in the world, and it will be interesting to see if they can poach some USWNT players on loan during the winter months over teams in Australia.

Newcastle United: Unai Emery confirms interest but insists no offer made - BBC

Unai Emery is still the coach at Villarreal, but Newcastle United wants him bad. They hope to bring him in as coach this week.

That’s it for now, I’m going back to sleep. Enjoy the day, y’all.