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D.C. soccer loses, Spirit move from Segra & more: Freedom Kicks for 5/24/21

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And news affecting former DC homegrowns.

MLS: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Hi, I’ve generally been offline at the beach, but remain sort of plugged in I guess.

Recaps of D.C. United’s 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union by us, WaPo and MLS. Brotherly Game with the other end of it.

Recaps of the Washington Spirit’s 2-0 loss to Racing Louisville by us (with more from us here), WaPo and Equalizer.

NWSL moves Washington Spirit’s May 26 game at Segra Field to Houston (us): Well, Spirit says one thing, D.C. says another, then Spirit clarifies via WaPo. Either way, not great!

Meet Lindsay Barenz, Washington Spirit’s new business leader (WBJ): Nice look at the Spirit’s business mind.

Report: Chris Durkin could make move to Serie A’s Spezia (SSFC): It seems like Durkin would be moving to a similar team in a better league, which can be nothing but good news for the owners of his sell-on fee.

Riverhounds SC sign former DC United defender Jalen Robinson (Pittsburgh Soccer Now): Speaking of former D.C. homegrowns, Jalen’s landed in a good spot to extend his pro career.

Pro Soccer Player Details Horrifying Anti-Semitic Threat: They Asked Me If I Was Jewish, ‘Then I Saw Them Withdrawing Knives’ (Mediaite): A scary moment for New York Red Bulls player Luca Lewis.

I think that’s all I have, such as it is. Enjoy your summer, er, week: