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U.S. Soccer announced two rosters Monday, with the more surprising one coming from U.S. Men’s National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s choices for Landon Donovan’s send-off match. Missing were key players like Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley as young, new faces like Minnesota United’s Miguel Ibarra got the call.
The most important name included on the roster, however, was Donovan. It won’t be a full-blown testimonial match for the legendary American striker, but it will be his final goodbye as a USMNT player. As such, the American Outlaws have prepared a massive tifo as a send-off, which will surely be only one of the special moments coming for the Oct. 10 friendly.
And there was plenty of Major League Soccer news Monday, with the Sacramento Republic continuing to step up efforts and apply pressure for the lone remaining MLS expansion slot. The Republic announced a group of investors has agreed to back the club if it is granted entrance into MLS.
Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI this Monday:
SENIOR U.S. NATIONAL TEAMS
Donovan, Ibarra, Altidore headline USMNT roster for friendly with Ecuador
OTHER AMERICAN SOCCER
Pulisic’s late winner leads U.S. U-17s to Panama International Tournament title