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Concacaf World Cup qualifying set, Columbus Crew stadium gets name, and more: Freedom Kicks for June 16, 2021

The Octagon has been formed.

United States v Mexico: Championship - CONCACAF Nations League Finals Photo by John Dorton/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Happy Wednesday, everyone. I’m in Austin for the USWNT match against Nigeria that’s tonight, as we open up Austin FC’s Q2 Stadium. I preview the match over at Stars & Stripes FC if you want to see what to watch out for this evening. Before that, the big news from yesterday:

USMNT World Cup qualifying opponents set - SSFC

Concacaf completed its Second Round of World Cup qualifying, and now the USMNT knows its complete road to Qatar. It all begins in September in El Salvador.

The Crew announces as new stadium naming rights partner - Massive Report is the new name of the Columbus Crew stadium that’s opening next month. They could have had a better name for that.

In advance of Juneteenth this weekend, one of the D.C. United supporters groups needs your help:

UPDATE: the new U.S. Soccer jersey leaked - SSFC

Looks like this is being released tonight!

Short FKs, but that’s it for today. Hope you all tune into the WNT match tonight!