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Union preseason schedule complete, USWNT finalize Olympic Qualifying and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union announce complete preseason schedule for Clearwater
Ahead of preseason training kicking off next week, Philadelphia Union have announced its full slate of preseason friendlies that will take place in Florida beginning January 29th against Atlanta United.

Union players ring bell at Sixers game wearing away jerseys with new sponsor logo
Aurelien Collin, Kacper Przybylko, Jack Elliott and Andrew Wooten showed off the away jerseys with the Artesano logo on Friday night.

U12s advance to championship match at Iber Cup Elite Sao Paulo
You’ve seen the highlight video, now watch the Union U12s in their championship match from Brazil.

MLS News

Sources: LA Galaxy Sign Mexican Star Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez
Chicharito becomes the Galaxy’s headlining signing of the winter after they added Emiliano Insua, Sacha Kljestan and Aleksandar Katai.

Orlando City Officially Signs Peru National Team Goalkeeper Pedro Gallese
Gallese has made 60 appearances with the Peruvian National Team since 2014. He appeared in 37 matches in all competitions with Alianza Lima in 2019.

Atlanta United signs former U.S. international Edgar Castillo
The 33-year-old is known for his ability to push forward with pace and cause havoc. He has appeared 18 times for the United States at the international level after choosing to represent the Stars and Stripes over Mexico in 2009.

Who is new Vancouver Whitecap player Cristian Dájome?
Dájome began his career in the Colombian second division with FC Bagota. He scored 20 goals in 84 appearances (All competitions). Bagota loaned him to first division sides in 2015, 2016, and 2017 where he scored 9 times across three seasons.

Tim Melia signs contract extension through 2022 with Sporting KC
With a contract through 2022, Melia will have three seasons to cement his leadership in Sporting KC stats. He already is at the top for his club with in competitive appearances and starts (170 each), games won (74) and clean sheets (53).

More Details on Sporting KC’s Significant Offer for Israeli Midfielder
He is an Ethiopian born Israeli soccer player. He has played for F.C. Ashdod since 2011. He’s currently 25-years-old (26 in March) so he would have been a teen and likely in their youth setup. According to this bio he was born to Israeli parents in Ethiopia. He immigrated to Israel at the age of three and lost his father at age seven.

U.S. Soccer News

USWNT: Mallory Pugh, Tierna Davidson not included on Olympic qualifying roster
Tobin Heath and Carli Lloyd headline the continuity, seeking to become four-time Olympians — and three-time gold medalists — if the U.S. qualifies and they make the final roster this summer.