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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union players earn national team callups

Medunjanin the ironman, numerous Union players earns national team call-ups and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

At climax of Union’s best season, Andre Blake not satisfied with just making playoffs
The Union’s veteran goalkeeper gets it: that it’s hard for fans to see the good right now after the team blew its shot at first place, and almost surely lost second, too.

Philadelphia Union ironman Haris Medunjanin credits strict diet for playing every minute
When he starts Sunday, the 34-year-old midfielder will appear in every game for the second of his three seasons with the Union. In 2017, he played all but three minutes.

McKenzie, Freese receive U.S. U-23 Call-Up
The U-23 MNT is preparing for the 2020 Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Championship this spring and will play El Salvador in a friendly (October 15) at Florida International University as part of the camp.

Andre Blake earns another Reggae Boyz call-up
Blake joins Jamaica ahead of two Concacaf Nations League contests: vs. Aruba (October 12) and at Aruba (October 15) These two matches are Jamaica’s third and fourth in the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League B, which consists of a double round robin among four teams in one group.

Olivier Mbaizo called up for Cameroonian U-23s
Mbaizo is set to join the Cameroon Under-23s training camp. The Indomitable Lions are preparing for the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations.

MLS News

The players suspended for Decision Day
Several teams will be missing players, sometimes key contributors, to suspension. A rundown of the players who will have to watch their teams’ Decision Day clashes on the sideline.

Report: Victor Ulloa to depart FC Cincinnati after one season
The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Pat Brennan reported on Twitter on Friday that midfielder Victor Ulloa will be leaving the club and defender Hassan Ndam may also be leaving.

Atlanta’s Josef Martinez gets final call on injury return - Frank de Boer
Martinez resumed training with the team Wednesday, the first time he has taken the field with his teammates since his Sept. 21 injury.