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SBI Monday Rewind: Klinsmann names young roster; American Outlaws prepare Donovan goodbye; and more

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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:

Donovan, Ibarra, Altidore headline USMNT roster for friendly with Ecuador

Klinsmann working to “connect” different age groups in young USMNT squad

Video: Klinsmann discusses USMNT roster for Ecuador friendly

American Outlaws to honor Donovan with large tifo

Four key points on the USWNT’s World Cup qualifying roster

MLS Ticker: NYCFC to train at SUNY Purchase; Sporting KC extend sponsorship deal; and more

Red Bulls Notes: Petke remains unfazed by distractions; Team coping with call-ups; and more

Republic bring in more Sacramento-area investors for MLS push

The SBI Show: Episode 169 (Talking Red Bulls drama, USMNT call-ups, and more)

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Rodney Wallace

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Steve Birnbaum

Pulisic’s late winner leads U.S. U-17s to Panama International Tournament title

College Weekend Rewind: Washington tops Stanford, UCSB hands UC Irvine first loss, and more

NASL Week 14: A Look Back

Monday Kickoff: Totti hints at Juve bias; Wenger unlikely to be disciplined; and more

European Weekend Rewind: Juve tops Roma; Valencia swarms Atletico; and more

SBI World Player of the Week: David de Gea


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