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D.C. United win, Spirit/Loudoun lose & more: Freedom Kicks for 7/5/21

Take a break and help yourself to the Kicks.

MLS: Toronto FC at D.C. United Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, I’m back again, happy 4th or 5th!

Recaps of D.C. United’s 7-1 win over Toronto FC by us (with more from us here), WaPo and MLS. Waking the Red with the other end of the match. Pretty sure D.C. hasn’t scored anymore, but we’ll check this morning.

Toronto FC fire head coach Chris Armas (Waking the Red): Well yeah, that happens.

Recaps of the Washington Spirit’s 1-0 loss to the Chicago Red Stars by us and WaPo. Hot Time in Old Town with the Chicago end of it.

Recap: Loudoun United drop 2-0 loss to Hartford (us): Ah well, the MLS2 demands throw a wrench into things, but the team showed well.

Meanwhile, this is something the team needs to address ASAFP:

D.C. United signs Jeremy Garay to Homegrown deal (us): Hey, this is good!

DC United GM Lucy Rushton on her historic job and momentum for women in sports leadership (WBJ): Nice dive into Lucy here.

Loudoun United FC acquire forward Giovanni Montesdeoca (LUFC): They can definitely use him!

U.S. Soccer takes down ‘Equal Pay’ banner after ‘misunderstanding’ with American Outlaws (ESPN): Hey, Donald appears in here!

Nashville to host first USMNT home World Cup qualifier (SSFC): Giddy up.

Pedro Pablo Hernández, el “Tucu”, vuelve en gloria y majestad a O’Higgins (ADN Radio): The former D.C. and Chile international returns to the club where he won an Apertura.

Samuel Inkoom leaves Georgian side FC Torpedo Kutaisi after FOUR months (Ghana Soccer): Dunno how Georgian townhouses are like, but his next club will be his 12th(!).

And that’s that, enjoy the day if you can.