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Bedoya believes charter flights would’ve helped 2019 Union, Atlanta and Columbus make a big trade and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union Players Receive International Call-Ups
In addition to Brenden Aaronson, Matt Freese and Mark McKenzie (United States Under-23), the list of Union players also includes Andre Blake (Jamaica), Olivier Mbaizo (Cameroon Under-23), Jamiro Monteiro (Cape Verde), and Warren Creavalle (Guyana).

Philadelphia Union homegrown trio receive United States U-23 call-up
Aaronson, Freese and McKenzie are among the group of players called in for a United States U-23 MNT International Tournament held in Spain.

Union’s Alejandro Bedoya says charter travel might have spared his late-season injury
The MLS Players Association is making charter travel a key point in collective bargaining negotiations, and the Union’s captain is all for it.

MLS News

Atlanta United to trade Darlington Nagbe to Columbus Crew
According to a report from The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal, Columbus Crew SC has acquired the midfielder for what’s being called one of the largest amounts of allocation money in MLS history.

DC United open to moving Ulises Segura, Emmanuel Boateng
While Boateng was one of three pieces D.C. added at the close of the 2019 MLS Secondary Transfer Window in August, the potential departure of Segura might be considered more surprising.

‘Frustrated’ Gressel says he wants to be a priority with Atlanta United
Julian Gressel said he loves Atlanta United and wants to remain with the club. However, he wants to do so with a new contract and he’s frustrated that talks haven’t progressed since the last unproductive conversations between his agent and Atlanta United’s front office in late summer.

FC Cincinnati sign Allan Cruz to multi-year contract extension
Cruz, 23, joined FC Cincy prior to their debut season in MLS and led the team in scoring for the season, with seven goals from a midfield position in 22 regular-season appearances, and was named team MVP and was voted FCC Players’ Player of the Year.

USMNT News

Nine European-based players added to USMNT roster
The nine players will be added to the pre-camp training roster of MLS-based players that was unveiled last week.

Rest of the World News

Europa League hits and misses: Neil Lennon masterminds Celtic’s Italian job
Wins across the board for Rangers, Celtic, Manchester United and Wolves in the Europa League.