Namaste. Ok, I still kind of cringe saying that because of the strange overuse of the word in North American yoga, but that is how one says “hello” in Hindi, so I’m calling fair game after having returned from India. I did manage to bring a DCU scarf to the Taj Mahal, so that was cool. But now… I woke up at 7:00 AM on Friday in New Delhi and somehow didn’t get to sleep until what would have been 6:00 AM in New Delhi on Monday, so I’m still kind of recovering from the jet lag. I am also still trying to figure out what’s happening in the soccer world since my absence, though I have finally figured out the rules of cricket, so that’s neat. As such, this Freedom Kicks will look rather empty.
MLS Cup Playoffs tiers: Favorites, underdogs & dark horses (MLS): The MLS Cup Playoffs begin tonight with Charlotte visiting the Redbulls and San Jose flying to Kansas City. This list of playoff tiers is a long one… a harsh reminder that 62% of the league is in the post season and D.C. United is among the more distinguished smaller 38% that has begun their offseason early.
Which teams are hot (or not) entering the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs? (MLS): D.C. United’s season ended well before Decision Day by virtue of being the odd team out in scheduling, so some of us might find this read refreshing to learn how some teams look entering the playoffs.
For those of you who love calendar congestion and conflict, this
CCL CCC schedule will make you happy.
The USMNT coach took a nonchalant trip to Juventus. Surely fans wouldn’t think much of it or use the visit as an opportunity to voice opinions on his coaching tenure.
Finally, for those interested, this Cricket World Cup is in the thick of it in India. Strangely, only three teams have (dominating) winning records so far. Note the position of defending champions England. Stay tuned.
That’s all for now. Get kicking in the comments below!