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D.C. United lose, Spirit draw & more: Freedom Kicks for 5/17/21

A couple of other news and notes here.

SOCCER: MAY 13 MLS - Chicago Fire FC at DC United Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Hey there, it’s a bit of a melancholic Monday, but we’ll see what’s in the news.

Recaps of D.C. United’s 1-0 loss to Orlando City by us, MLS. Drop in a gamer, as it’s late Sunday.

Washington Spirit share points after late equalizer by Orlando Pride (us): Ah, farts. WaPo and Mane Land with more.

Ashley Sanchez is ready to lead the Washington Spirit’s attack (us): Andre looks at the 10.

Para algunos jugadores de la MLS, la depresión y la ansiedad son los enemigos más duros (Noticias por el Mundo): This piece includes some thoughts from Junior Moreno, who talks about isolation from his family during Covid and economic upheaval.

A gentle reminder between him, Edison Flores, and (presumably) others, that the helplessness in this last year plus in not being able to travel to hug parents, grandparents, and other extended families is real and does have a psychological effect on those before you cheer or boo them.

Meanwhile, former Loudoun United winger Christian Sorto gets his account open for Wilmer Cabrera’s team: