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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Aaronson and McKenzie called up to USMNT January Camp

Miami make coaching hire official, Atlanta defender about to be sold and the USMNT will play Costa Rica in February

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Philadelphia Union News

Two Union Players To Join Men’s January National Team Camp
Brenden Aaronson, Mark McKenzie to take part in MNT training camp in FIFA World Cup destination Qatar.

MLS News

Inter Miami hires Uruguayan Diego Alonso as first head coach. Here’s why they chose him
Alonso’s familiarity with Major League Soccer and the Americas was an important factor in the decision to hire him.

Report: Leandro Gonzalez Pirez move from Atlanta to Club Tijuana “about to close”
Locally, the AJC’s Doug Roberson is hearing the same thing, as a source tells him that the deal is “90 percent done”.

Top 10 breakout player candidates for the 2020 MLS season
Some of the players have already made small leaps in becoming standouts, while others have barely scratched the surface of their potential. What they all have in common is the talent to jump to a whole new level of performance.

U.S. Soccer News

USMNT names 25-man January Camp roster
Berhalter took the time to bring in a mostly MLS-based squad due to the fact that January Camp occurs outside of a FIFA international window. However, there are a few players from other leagues that have been called in, including some youngsters that have been standouts on youth national teams.

USMNT to conclude January Camp with match against Costa Rica
Costa Rica and the USMNT have an even 16-16-5 record against each other since 1975. The teams last played February 2nd in San Jose, a 2-0 victory for the USMNT at the conclusion of 2019’s January Camp.