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Burke loaned out, Austin FC GM search, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Olympic qualifying in sight, Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie join USMNT U-23s feeling confident
Philadelphia Union homegrown players Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie are entering camp for the U.S. men’s U-23 team on the highest of highs.

Cory Burke loaned to Portmore United in Jamaica for remainder of 2019 season
He’s rejoined Union teammate Andre Blake in camp with the Reggae Boyz this week to prepare for Concacaf Nations League matches against Antigua and Barbuda on September 6 and Guyana on September 9.

MLS News

These 5 players need big games this weekend as call-ups mount around MLS
Across youth national teams and senior squads, nearly 130 players from around MLS have been called in for the upcoming September international window. Their collective void will be felt during Week 27, especially as races for the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs ratchet up in intensity.

D.C. United reportedly re-signs winger Yamil Asad
According to Steve Goff and Pablo Maurer, he will take his physical tomorrow, sign a pre-contract with D.C. United, and sign with Loudoun United for the rest of the 2019 season. The deal would bring Asad back to the District after playing here on loan in 2018; he returned to Velez Sarsfield in 2019 after talks to seal a permanent agreement broke down.

Austin FC drawing global interest for general manager position
The position has drawn interest from “leaders from some of the top clubs” in Europe and South America, Austin FC chairman and CEO Anthony Precourt said Tuesday.

Rest of the World News

Concacaf Nations League to serve as pathway to 2021 Gold Cup
Created to maximize the match dates available within the FIFA international calendar, and as part of a wider strategy to provide more competitive football for all Member Associations, the Concacaf Nations League group stage will take place in the September, October and November FIFA windows of 2019.