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D.C./Spirit/Loudoun win, USMNT lose & more: Freedom Kicks for 5/31/21

And mash-up Memorial Day.

MLS: D.C. United at Inter Miami CF Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Hi, well the beach is still fun, let me tell you.

Recaps of D.C. United’s 3-0 win over Inter Miami by us (with more from us here), WaPo and MLS. Drop a gamer you like in the comments if you feel inclined! This checks out:

Washington Spirit show resolve in 1-0 road win over OL Reign (us): The Spirit win on the road and ruin Rose Lavelle’s return to the NWSL in the process, cool!

Loudoun United win 1-0 at New Mexico United for first win of 2021 (us): Even further good news! This also checks out:

This, on the other hand, is the third incident in the USL in less than two weeks. Two of these have involved Loudoun. And it needs to get sorted:

Inter Miami gets MLS-record $2M fine, $2.2M cap hit over Designated Player dealings (ESPN): I mean, given the nature of the events, I’m surprised they didn’t deduct points, but MLS and such I guess.

Get to know Lucy Rushton (DCU): Hey, content!

Six things about the Washington Spirit winning at home* against the Houston Dash (us): One last look at that weird midweek jaunt.

Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea: CHELSEA WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Post-match reaction, ratings (WAGNH): Me as a Liverpool fan, wondering why both teams couldn’t lose.

Finally, I have had this song in my head and now you have it in yours: