Hello friends, and welcome to your Thursday afternoon installment of Freedom Kicks! It is now fully summer, and while I always wish that spring can stay longer, it seems like it was a longer spring than the past couple of years, so I’ll at least take solace in that.
To the links!
Marcelo Gallardo’s River Plate didn’t have any subs on the bench and didn’t have any natural goalkeepers among the 11 healthy players. Somehow, they still won.
MLS sources: New York businessman Ted Segal has reached an agreement to buy the Houston Dynamo FC and Houston Dash from controlling owner Gabriel Brener. Segal is the founder and president of New York City-based EJS Group, a real estate development and finance company. pic.twitter.com/AkszZJ6j7V— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) May 19, 2021
I’m still mad at the Dynamo (and especially Andre Hainault) for what should have been in 2012, but I’m happy for the Dash that they might actually have some better and more invested (both literally and figuratively) ownership.
Tori Huster and Steven Birnbaum make the list for our local soccer concerns, and Bill Hamid would have been 5th if not for his 8 months with Midtjylland.
Some ugly stuff happened at a recent Loudoun United game, and it is good to see that the team will ban any offenders like this for life.
Some other stuff has already happened today, but I’ll leave that for Jason to talk with you all about tomorrow. Have a great day!