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Washington Spirit adds big name owners, Charlotte FC to charge seat licenses, and more: Freedom Kicks for February 17, 2021

The Spirit are looking to add some heavy hitters.

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Happy Wednesday folks. A teaser for you all before we get started: Jason and Adam were kind enough to invite me onto the latest episode of Filibuster, so look for that when it comes out as always! Ben, you were missed!

Now, to catch you up on yesterday before Champions League resumes today:

Chelsea Clinton, Jenna Bush Hager among group buying stake in Washington Spirit - The Athletic

Chelsea Clinton, Jenna Bush Hager, Briana Scurry, and Dominique Dawes are among the big names being assembled to join the Washington Spirit’s ownership group. There are reportedly more investors that are being lined up from political and business circles. This could be interesting.

David Tepper’s Charlotte FC becomes the first MLS franchise to sell Personal Seat Licenses - Sportico

Charlotte FC will become the first team to charge for personal seat licenses (PSLs) when their fans purchase season tickets. Reports are that PSL will be $550 per seat on top of the season ticket price. This is not a good thing.

Black History Month: Vieira’s Vision - SSFC

Yesterday’s Black History Month daily that I’m doing over at Stars & Stripes FC focuses on the playing career of Patrikc Vieira. Articles are posted every day around noon throughout the month of February, so head over and check out the BHM hub to catch up on all you’ve missed!

Charlotte FC sign fourth player, Polish center back Jan Sobocinski - MLS

Charlotte signs Polish centerback Jan Sobocinski as their 4th player in franchise history. He’s 21 years old and comes from Poland’s second division.

Magical Mbappe leads PSG to statement win as Barcelona’s malaise deepens - ESPNFC

Kylian Mbappé is the best player in the world. His hat trick for PSG against FC Barcelona yesterday during Champions League was mesmerizing, and if there was a sold out crowd at the Camp Nou, he would have easily received a standing ovation.

More weather is apparently coming, so remember the rule of 3 when it comes to snow in this city: whatever the forecasters are predicting as far as inches of snow that they think will fall, divide that number by 3. That’s the amount of snow that most definitely will not fall during this storm.

Stay warm, wear those masks, and enjoy the day!