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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Freese makes USMNT Roster

Aaronson and McKenzie make their European debuts, Cincy looking to make a giant signing and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Freese named to USMNT roster for Jan. 31 contest against Trinidad & Tobago
At the start of a crucial year for the U.S. Men’s National Team that includes the Concacaf Nations League Final Four, the Gold Cup and the start of 2022 World Cup Qualifying, the tilt against the Soca Warriors gives the players an opportunity to stake their claim for spots.

Homegrowns Abroad: Aaronson and McKenzie make European debuts
Former Philadelphia Union homegrowns Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie both celebrated their European debuts on Sunday morning with McKenzie starting for K.R.C. Genk while Aaronson entered for FC Red Bull Salzburg in the second half.

MLS News

FC Cincinnati To Offer Inter Target Papu Gomez Around €10M A Year
FC Cincinnati are not alone in courting him however with Sevilla also very keen on signing him and the player would gladly agree to a move to Andalusia as he would be able to play in continental competition which would help his case for involvement with the Argentine national team.

Report: Atlanta United has signed midfielder Franco Ibarra from Argentinos Juniors
Ibarra, 19, is still a prospect in most respects, making 11 appearances for the Argentine Primera Division side. He mainly plays as a defensive midfielder, though can also feature further upfield.

U.S. Soccer News

Gregg Berhalter announces USMNT roster for January Camp friendly
The roster has an average age of 23 years, 302 days old, and there are 10 players who seek their first cap with the USMNT.

Rest of the World News

Palmas president, four players die in Brazilian plane crash
The fourth-tier club said president Lucas Meira, along with players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari, all died. The pilot, named only as Wagner, was also killed.