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Julian Gressel, Washington Spirit, and more: Freedom Kicks for 27 September 2021

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Soccer, go!

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

Good morning! No need to adjust your dials, but its me coming to you on a Monday instead of a Thursday! Mr. Keefer is away today, so you get me on this crisp and clear fall morning. Despite everything happening off the field, the D.C.-area soccer concerns had a good weekend, so let’s jump right into that.

Julian Gressel, Paul Arriola star as D.C. United storms past FC Cincinnati in 4-2 win

D.C. United were able to dispatch FC Cincinnati without much problem, going up 4-0 before allowing to late goals after having taken off key players to keep them fresh for the midweek. Julian Gressel continues his excellent play, and is now in second place in the league in assists, behind only the consensus MLS MVP frontrunner.

Five things from D.C. United casting FC Cincinnati aside

Jason, Adam, Ryan, and myself dive deeper into the game, talking about the league’s best set piece team, United’s attacking overloads, Luciano Acosta, and much more.

Washington Spirit dig deep in comeback 2-1 win over Kansas City NWSL

The Washington Spirit have been in turmoil on and off the field, but in their first game in almost a month brings a much needed win.

Embattled owner Steve Baldwin and president of sporting operations Larry Best, both of whom having been the subject of multiple investigative articles from the Washington Post, were not in attendance at the game; owner Y. Michele Kang, investor Devin Talbott, and Ben Olsen were all there, however.

Go vote!

Loudoun United’s Allexon Saravia made his debut for El Salvador. Congrats Allexon!

The much delayed training center and office space for D.C. United in Leesburg is almost complete! That combined with finalizing Segra Field’s updates solidify United’s presence across the area.

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