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D.C. win, Spirit draw, Loudoun lose & more: Freedom Kicks for 6/21/21

A notable announcement and a D.C. alum update amongst a bevy of stuff.

MLS: Inter Miami CF at D.C. United Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Hi there! Busy weekend, so let’s get to it.

Recaps of D.C. United’s 1-0 win over Inter Miami by us (with more from us here), WaPo and MLS (with more from them here). Gotta gamer you like? Drop it in.

D.C. keeps winning on the e-field apparently:

Recaps of the Washington Spirit’s 1-1 draw by us and WaPo. Hot Time in Old Town has the host’s take.

Soccer player Kumi Yokoyama comes out as transgender: ‘It would be harder to live closeted’ (Japan Times): Good for the Spirit player.

Audi Field to Host Howard Vs. Hampton in Inaugural ‘Truth and Service Classic’ (NBCW): Nice continued service for the city, between this and high school graduations and such.

Four most interesting things about USMNT’s 60-man Gold Cup preliminary roster (MLS): Hard to get worked up about a 60-man roster, but will take the D.C.-related blurb.

Loudoun allows late stoppage goal in 2-1 loss (us): This stunk!

Meanwhile, they did have a minor victory in the popular vote:

The Chicago Fire have a new logo, and this time, they got it right (Hot Time in Old Town): Dropping this on a Friday night was weird, but it looks good now.

The NWSL is no longer broadcasting the anthem. Why is it still being played? (us): Andre posing an interesting question.

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ star announces summer Philadelphia Union friendly with Wrexham AFC (Brotherly Game): I continue to smile at what Rob and Ryan are doing with this team.

Remember Lucas Rodriguez? Well, he let his contract expire with Estudiantes and signed yesterday with Xolos in Mexico. Needless to say, a former teammate is happy about the move:

Lastly, Steven Soderbergh has been calling it quits from film for awhile, but still keeps on keeping on (Andy Najar’s slo-motion megging was set to Claire de Lune which appeared in Ocean’s Eleven), and here’s a trailer for his latest, which hits streaming next month: