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D.C. United transfer rumors, SheBelieves action & more: Freedom Kicks for 2/22/21

And a Real Madrid documentary which looks nice.

Dutch Keuken Kampioen Divisie”Almere City v Cambuur Leeuwarden”

Hey there, I’m getting an exercise back today, hot off the coincidental news that my office will remain closed (working remotely) until at least October. Combined with some unrelated family things, I may not see my office again for two years. Good times!

Reports: D.C. United interested in Levski Sofia forward Nigel Robertha (us): Hernan Losada’s first signing may be a Young Designated Player in Bulgaria? Who had that on the bingo card?

D.C. United in talks with Belgium-based defender Brendan Hines-Ike (WaPo): And I guess the backline would be cinched up by this move, also on few predictions.

Las pruebas medicas: el gran reto que tiene que superar Andry Najar para fichar por el DC United de la MLS (Diez) Meanwhile Andy Najar is getting his medicals this week ahead of a deal.

Hey, since we’re doing likely soon-to-be D.C. players, a quick update on a couple of former ones:

Under the Radar: Chris Durkin - Tyler Adams’ Main Competition? (OneGoal): The homegrown is doing nicely recently.

SheBelieves recap: USA defeats Brazil 2-0, still looks rough (SSFC): The United States women continue their roll in Orlando. WaPo with more.

New investors, DC United partnership reveal Washington Spirit’s growing ambitions (Equalizer, $): Emily takes a deep dive into where the Spirit are.

Loudoun United sign 4 more to 2021 roster (us): Having seen a couple of Loudoun seasons thus far, I think this one could be the most intriguing, on paper at least.

Continuing with the intriguing, this:

Through Josh’s Eyes: Jon Kempin (Sirkbook): Columbus Crew SC defender Josh Williams shares his thoughts on D.C.’s third keeper, including a fun tidbit that he’s backed up three different Goalkeepers of the Year and a separate finalist (Eloy Room) who won Save of the Year last year. Intriguing!

Meanwhile, along with the Pele movie on Netflix this week, ESPN’s 30 for 30 covers the rise and fall of the Galacticos of Real Madrid a couple of days later. Let’s all watch the trailer: