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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin thinks Dockal back in Philly a ‘long shot’

Union five called up to US teams, Generation adidas announced, and a new coach in Columbus

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Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin says Borek Dockal unlikely to be back with Union in 2019
Given the complicated nature of Borek Dockal’s contract with Chinese Super League club Henan Jianye, it’s unlikely the Czech Republic international returns to the club where he spent 2018 on loan.

Five Union players called up to US Men’s Youth National Teams
Anthony Fontana, Matt Real, Brenden Aaronson, Kris Shakes, and Jack de Vries will all represent the Union at the camp. Fontana and Real have been named to the U-20 roster, Aaronson and Shakes are on the U-19 squad, and de Vries has been called to the U-17s.

MLS News

Columbus Crew officially hire Caleb Porter as new Head Coach
The Black & Gold confirmed Massive Report’s report of Caleb Porter as the new head coach and reports of Tim Bezbatchenko as the club’s new president.

2019 Generation adidas class announced
With match action at the 2019 adidas MLS Player Combine kicking off on Friday, Major League Soccer unveiled the crop of promising underclassmen who will be part of the draft class.

U.S. Soccer News

Josh Wolff joins USMNT as Assistant Coach
Wolff joined the USMNT as a guest assistant coach for the October friendlies against Colombia and Peru. McIntyre suggested that in addition to his role as an assistant, Wolff is under consideration to be the head coach for the U.S. U-23 side.

Rest of the World News

Bournemouth acquires a pair of Liverpool players
Bournemouth have completed the permanent transfer of Dominic Solanke from Liverpool and also signed Nathaniel Clyne on loan until the end of the season.