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Racing Louisville fires Christy Holly, PSG keep Kylian Mbappé, and more: Freedom Kicks for September 1, 2021

Some late night bombshells.

Racing Louisville FC v NJ/NY Gotham City FC Photo by Howard Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Happy September, everyone. Somehow, we’re already in the 9th month of the year, which is just incredible. As this posts, I’m taking off for El Salvador for the first of 3 USMNT World Cup qualifiers. August ended with some fireworks though, so let’s get into it.

Racing Louisville FC fires coach Christy Holly for cause; Mario Sanchez named interim - WDRB

A bombshell dropped late last night, as Racing Louisville head coach Christy Holly was fired for cause by the team after reported complaints about a “toxic environment” created by the coach.

Real Madrid bid €200m for Kylian Mbappe; PSG fail to respond - ESPNFC

Real Madrid upped their bid at the last minute for Kylian Mbappé to €200m, but PSG wanted none of it. Mbappé has said he will leave Paris at the end of the season, presumably to sign with Real. He’ll now do that on a free transfer.

Rounding up moves for Matthew Hoppe, Jack de Vries, and Chris Richards - SSFC

Deadline Day was incredible, and a few Americans were on the move either on loan or transfers.

Iceland’s Soccer Federation Board Resigns In Uproar Over Sexual Assault Allegations - NPR

Another late bombshell as the Icelandic soccer federation’s board resigned after multiple accounts of sexual assault that were covered up by the federation. One prominent player has been removed from the team after being named as the culprit in a report, and more accounts seem to be coming. This really is a bad situation.

Power Rankings: Portland Timbers, FC Dallas surge following rivalry wins in Week 22 - MLS

Look who’s #10! It’s D.C. United!

Also, D.C. United, like the rest of MLS, are wearing special pre-match tops for September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. What do you think?

United States’ Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie want to be ‘best in CONCACAF’ - ESPNFC

World Cup qualifying is here, and the USMNT is ready to assert themselves. Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, and the rest of the squad want to hold their current titles as Kings of Concacaf. We ready!

Eduardo Camavinga: Real Madrid sign France teenager from Rennes - BBC

Real Madrid signs Eduardo Camavinga after they couldn’t land Kylian Mbappé. Basically, Florentino Perez wasn’t going to leave France empty-handed.

Enjoy the day, everyone!