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Brotherly Game Daily Links: USMNT announe squad for October games

Dest declines call-up, Champions League results and more in today’s links

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MLS News

LA Galaxy interested in Alfredo Morelos?
That’s the word from The Scotsman, who report Jovan Kirovski was in the city to take in Rangers’ 5-0 rout over Aberdeen and spoke with ambassador Richard Gough about the young Colombian striker with 13 goals in 17 appearances.

How Inter Miami and Nashville SC should strategize upcoming “draft of drafts”
Come 2020, two expansion teams – Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC – will join the league. That means, for the first time since 2016, we’ll have an Expansion Priority Draft to divvy up the spoils that go to first-year clubs as they build their first-ever MLS rosters.

Raitala, Lod, Schuller and Lappalainen called up by Finland for Euro qualifiers
Finland national team head coach Markku Kanerva has called up 24 players for two upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers, and the roster includes four MLS players.

U.S. Soccer News

Gregg Berhalter names USMNT CONCACAF Nations League roster
And the omission of one name leaves fans holding their breath.

Report: Sergiño Dest declined USMNT call up
Dest, who has broken into the first team at Ajax, has the option of competing internationally for the United States and the Netherlands, but that back-and-forth could have ended had he appeared in either of the USMNT’s Nations League matches this month against Cuba and Canada.

Rest of the World News

Champions League scores: Salah to the rescue as Liverpool fights off Red Bull Salzburg, Suarez saves Barcelona, more
Wednesday’s Champions League group stage slate did not feature a nine-goal rout like we saw between Bayern Munich and Tottenham, but we were treated to a seven-goal thriller between the reigning champs and an upstart Austrian team led by an American coach.

As Canada preps for USMNT, coach John Herdman says finally beating rival ‘a step we need to take’
Canada hasn’t beaten the U.S. since 1985, but the Canada squad announced Tuesday is up for the task, Herdman says.