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USMNT wins Nations League, Spirit ties & more: Freedom Kicks for 6/7/21

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A wild US-Mexico game, even by US-Mexico game standards!

Soccer: 2021 Concacaf Nations League Finals-USA at Mexico Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Kind of doing this on copious amounts of coffee, which leads me to:

Nations League Final: USA 3-2 Mexico - A Staggering Work of Absolute Shenanigans (SSFC): If you aren’t tired, or checked out early, man, this had everything. VAR’d PKs, stoppage for the chant, very CONCACAF. Go find a recap, I’ve got a nap.

Recaps of the Washington Spirit’s 1-1 draw with the Orlando Pride by us and WaPo. The Mane Land has the Pride’s side.

Why Mark Ingram II Invested In D.C. United To Become Latest MLS Owner-Athlete (Forbes): If you want to know how Houston Texans player Mark Ingram II met Jason Levien, here’s your chance.

USL Championship Young Player Spotlight – April/May 2021 (USL): It’s still early, but Loudoun United/DC United Academy alum Jeremy Garay has 12 created chances in 4 games (6th in the USL), and also leads the team in passes (253) and accuracy. By comparison, Kairou Amoustapha led the team last year in the same category with 16, so Garay’s quietly having a good first 4 games of 2021.

Meanwhile, former Loudoun player Elvis Amoh had himself a night:

Oh, and with La Liga coming to ESPN+, the 30 for 30 on the Galacticos is on there now. Interviews with Makalele, Hierro, Del Bosque among others. Trailer ahoy: