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USWNT win bronze, D.C. United win, and more: Freedom Kicks for 5 August 2021

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Soccer, go!

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Hello from the beach! It has been a little rainy, so we haven’t been able to just sit out all day long, but we had a nice seafood dinner out on the sand last night before coming in to watch the D.C. United game.

To the links!

D.C. United overcome early Bill Hamid injury in frenetic 4-2 win at Columbus Crew

A wild game that shows the immediate potential of Hernan Losada’s system. The first goal was especially ruthless, with Yordy Reyna and Ola Kamara pressing high to force the turnover, and then Kamara slotting it home. At the halfway point of the season, D.C. United is above the red line and in good position going forward.

As long as these injuries stop piling up. Be okey, Bill.

USWNT hold off Australia to claim first Olympic bronze medal

Speaking of wild games, there was one of those this morning, as the USWNT claims the bronze medal. If you didn’t wake up for this one, catch it on the replay.

#VoteForYordy

Wednesday takeaways: What we learned from Week 17’s action

J. Sam Jones at MLSsoccer.com talks about the threat that D.C. United’s system poses to the rest of the Eastern Conference.

Timbers trade Jeremy Ebobisse to San Jose for allocation money, sources say

Bethesda-native Ebobisse is on the move but staying on the West Coast.

That’s all I have this morning. What’s up?