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D.C. United comeback, red card rescinded, and more: Freedom Kicks for 22 July 2021

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Soccer, go!

MLS: D.C. United at Chicago Fire Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning! I hope you are staying safe from the haze that has drifted across the entire country to make everything a little washed out.

D.C. United stages last-gasp comeback in 2-2 draw at Chicago Fire

Down 2-0 in the 80th minute, D.C. United stormed back to salvage a point off of the Chicago Fire. When Kevin Paredes is on the field, good things happen, so I hope that he can stay healthy and help this team do great things.

Washington Spirit successfully appeal Sam Staab red card

Good that it was eventually sorted correctly, but the Spirit had to play most of the game down a player and still almost won. What would have happened if the call had been correct on the field? We’ll never know.

However, this is for one year only, it seems. Loudoun United (and the rest) are still set to join MLS’s league in 2023, which is the deadline the league set for everyone to come on board.

USL proposes internal promotion/relegation, calendar change to differentiate from MLS as partnership dissolves

Speaking of USL, the lower-division leagues are looking to set a new course as they move away from their partnership with MLS. It will be interesting to see what they do and how it works in practice.

I mean, Wings and Wizards sounds like a lot of fun, I want to go.

THat’s all I have today, what’s up?