clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Marcelo Gallardo, Houston Dash, and more: Freedom Kicks for 20 May 2021

Soccer, go!

River Plate v Independiente Santa Fe - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2021 Photo by Juan Ignacio Roncoroni - Pool/Getty Images

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!

No goalies, no problem: Covid-ravaged South American club earns improbable win

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.

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.

Ryan Kerrigan’s departure leaves zero NFL players among D.C’s 10 longest-tenured athletes

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!