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MLS roster moves, USMNT additions and Europa League review

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Philadelphia Union News

Union cut ties with Andrew Wooten and Warren Creavalle, and now go shopping to boost their attack
Wooten’s departure ends a disappointing tenure that started with fanfare but produced just one goal in a season and a half.

MLS News

Sporting Kansas City eliminated from MLS Cup Playoffs after loss to Minnesota United
A flurry of three goals in less than 12 minutes from MNUFC proved too much for Sporting KC to overcome.

Sources: LAFC gets Marco Farfan as Timbers seal deal for Claudio Bravo
LAFC has acquired right-back Marco Farfan from the Portland Timbers for an undisclosed amount of allocation money, multiple sources have told ESPN

New St. Louis MLS stadium renderings show views of Arch, plans to add vibrancy downtown
Architects for the new Major League Soccer stadium under construction downtown have added more public space and retail to their plans, aiming to keep the Gateway Mall active even on days without a soccer match.

MLS year-end roster moves: Who is staying, who is going
With most Major League Soccer teams already seeing their seasons come to an end, the tough decisions involving rosters have begun with several players seeing their options exercised and some being declined heading into 2021.

U.S. Soccer News

Jackson Yueill added to USMNT roster
His arrival was delayed as he underwent the normal COVID-19 testing procedures put forth by U.S. Soccer. He will be available for the USMNT when they take on El Salvador on December 9th. Yueill has 7 caps for the USMNT, last appearing back on February 1st during the annual January Camp match, a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica.

Marcinkowski replaces injured Ochoa on USMNT roster
Marcinkowski, 23, has yet to make an appearance for the USMNT, but has participated in two prior camps in May 2019 and January 2020. He competed at the 2017 Concacaf U-20 Championship and the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, totaling seven appearances with the Under-20’s.

Rest of the World News

Rangers and Spurs through as Arsenal make it five from five
Rangers and Tottenham did enough in high-scoring affairs to seal their spots in the UEFA Europa League knockout stages as Arsenal maintained their 100% record. But there was disappointment for Celtic and Leicester.

Barcelona interim president: Releasing Messi would have helped with financial issues
The Argentina star announced in August his wish to leave Barca, his team since 2001, but he was forced to take a U-turn when the Catalan giants demanded his €700 million buyout clause instead of negotiating his departure.