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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Trio of Union players leave preseason camp to join national teams

Top ten newcomers to MLS this season, the story of the 2000 US Olympic team and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

International call-ups for Monteiro, Mbaizo create tight timeline for first Champions League match
Cape Verde will play their fifth and sixth qualifying matches when they face Cameroon on March 26 and Mozambique on March 30. Cameroon plays Cape Verde on March 26 and Rwanda on March 30.

Union II’s Shanyder Borgelin Receives International Call-Up
Borgelin received his last called up when he made his debut for the Haiti U20 National team on November 3, 2018 ahead of the Concacaf U-20 Championship. He played in three matches for the Haitian side, scoring one goal.

MLS News

NYCFC acquires U.S. youth international Gloster from PSV Eindhoven
The 20-year-old New Jersey native signed a deal through the 2023 season with an option to extend for two additional seasons.

The top 10 newcomers for 2021
While a slower-than-usual transfer market kept Major League Soccer clubs from making as many big splashes as they did in recent winter windows, they still managed to attract plenty of enticing talent from abroad ahead of the 2021 season.

U.S. Soccer News

Nicholas Gioacchini re-added to USMNT roster
In addition, defender Chris Richards, and forwards Gio Reyna and Josh Sargent will be allowed to travel with the team to Belfast for the match against Northern Ireland. Two players, John Brooks and Reggie Cannon, will still depart the team after the Jamaica match.

U.S. men’s 2000 Olympic medal-round run: An improbable adventure, told by those who lived it
The 2000 team featured several players who went on to become — and in many cases remain — some of the most influential figures in American soccer. This is the story of that team’s pursuit of Olympic glory, in their own words.