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D.C. United lose, Spirit win, transfer rumor & more: Freedom Kicks for 8/23/21

A variety of things for Monday.

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

Hi there, the weekend was fun generally, and had a nice Sunday dinner with family, hope you had some version of fun also. Loudoun plays tonight at Segra, so that’s where I’ll be later I think.

Recaps of D.C. United’s 2-1 loss to Atlanta United by us, WaPo, and MLS. Dirty South Soccer with the Bad United side.

Recaps of the Washington Spirit’s 2-1 win over the Orlando Pride by us and WaPo. Mane Land with the other end.

Stade Brestois : Le club s’intéresse à Russell Canouse (DC United) (Homme du Match): This doesn’t make a lot of sense to me if it’s remotely true: floating a $1.1ish million number for Russ, who makes $500,000 and is signed for two additional years? That’s not even touching on his many irons in the fire here on business and family. Anyway, the Ligue 1 transfer deadline is the end of the month, so prepare accordingly.

Meanwhile, Erik Sorga had himself a day with Venlo, scoring a brace, goal one is here:

And goal two:

Sources: Angel City FC hires Freya Coombe as first head coach (Equalizer): Gotham letting their coach accept an offer elsewhere in the League? OK I guess!

Loud and United: Loudoun Stampede stand tall in support of county’s pro soccer team (Loudoun Times Mirror): I’m not sure why the SG warranted a saccharine origin story (given the behavior of some at their first few home dates), but here we are.

Finally, after seeing the really good documentary on Val Kilmer, shot mostly by Val, with narration by his son (who sounds eerily like him), imagine my surprise when it turns out Selma Blair has a similar film being released, chronicling her fight with MS. Trailery: