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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Lyon shocks Manchester City in Champions League

Columbus makes a pair of trades, U.S. Open Cup cancelled, and more in today’s links

Manchester City v Lyon - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

MLS News

Reports: LA Galaxy bringing in Yony Gonzalez on loan from Benfica
Gonzalez, 26, only signed with Benfica in January, then was sent on loan to Brazilian giant Corinthians a month later.

Chicago Fire midfielder Przemyslaw Frankowski earns call up to Poland National Team
Frankowski has 10 caps for Poland, including six appearances (two starts) in Euro 2020 qualifying.

Official: Crew trade Axel Sjoberg to D.C. United for Emmanuel Boateng
Prior to his time in MLS, Boateng, a graduate of Ghana’s Right to Dream Academy, played three seasons for Swedish side Helsingborgs IF, making 37 appearances and scoring four goals. Boateng played soccer at UC Santa Barbara for one year and also played for USL Premier Development League side Ventura County Fusion.

Crew acquire Grant Lillard from Inter Miami for a third-round MLS SuperDraft pick
Lillard, 24, has spent all three of his professional seasons in MLS, beginning the year with Inter after two seasons with the Chicago Fire. A Homegrown product for the Fire, Lillard signed with the first team in January of 2018, making 14 total appearances for the Men in Red before he was traded to the expansion side in November of last year.

U.S. Soccer News

U.S. Open Cup Canceled As a Result of Pandemic
After trying for several months to figure out when or how to stage it, or to hold off on making a decision until the pandemic became more predictable, the U.S. Soccer Federation has opted to cancel this year’s U.S. Open Cup tournament, multiple sources confirmed to Sports Illustrated on Friday.

Rest of the World News

Lyon shock error-prone Manchester City to reach Champions League semis
Lyon stunned pre-tournament favorites Manchester City with a 3-1 victory on Saturday to move into the semifinals of the Champions League where they will face Bayern Munich.