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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Flach earns spot on MLS 22 under 22 list

MLS Under 22 list, who will and should start for the USMNT and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Flach ranks No. 15 in MLS 22 under 22
Flach and his contagious smile fully embrace the culture of the Union and, thus, of the City of Brotherly Love. A city the embraces a bring-your-steel-pail-to-work mentality and a leave-it-all-on-the-line approach to every single minute. With 42 tackles won and the more interceptions than anybody beyond the back four, Flach is putting in the work and producing the results the Union need.

Make a Dog’s Day Fest to take place October 24th
A variety of vendors and local animal organizations will be on-site and you can meet over 100 dogs available for adoption.

MLS News

MLS 2021 22 Under 22
22 Under 22 is a list of the top 22 players in MLS under the age of 22 as voted on by an expert panel consisting of MLSsoccer.com analysts, MLS Player Department staff and external media members.

Who’s next? Future transfer outlook for the 2021 MLS 22 Under 22 list
Seven members of last year’s 22 Under 22 list have already made moves overseas (though one of which, Brian Rodriguez, is back from a tepid loan at Almeria). Brenden Aaronson, Mark McKenzie and Gianluca Busio – now all US men’s national teamers – highlight that group of exports.

U.S. Soccer News

USA vs. Costa Rica, 2022 World Cup qualifying: What to watch for
The USMNT are desperate to rebound after they lost on the road to Panama on Sunday night, and they hope Columbus, which has been so good to them the past 2 decades during World Cup qualifying, is the place that can help them get back on track.

Who will, and who should start for the USMNT vs. Costa Rica?
The challenge for Berhalter will be deciding which of his underperformers from Sunday will he give another chance, and which bench options might he gave a first crack at starting?

Rest of the World News

European Qualifiers: Denmark join Germany in reaching finals
Denmark joined Germany in reaching the finals while Cristiano Ronaldo took his international tally to 115.