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Star Spangled Stories: Yedlin & Holmes exit rumors, Morris & Arriola arrival rumors

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Get caught up on all the transfer rumors, news, & all things US Soccer.

Newcastle United Training Session Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images

It’s a busy Wednesday for the Americans with no shortage of games to watch today. Before they start, we’ve gathered all the links you need to get caught up this week.

Yedlin frustrated by lack of “clarity” as Newcastle contract winds down
DeAndre Yedlin’s contract expires at the end of this Premier League season, but he doesn’t know whether Newcastle wants him to stay or go. There are a number of teams scattered throughout Europe that are interested, but there’s been no communication on if he can pursue a move or not.

Rooney confirms that Holmes is “close” to leaving Derby
Head coach Wayne Rooney says he wants “players who give everything for the cause and who fight for the team.” And after not including Duane Holmes in the lineup for the last six matches, the 24-year-old is close to an exit from Derby County.

Arriola could be heading to Swansea
It sounds like Jordan Morris is set to move to Swansea in the coming weeks, but now Doug McIntyre says the club is also interested Paul Arriola as well.

Julie Foudy: USWNT need to blend experience and youth
The former national team star wants to see a balance of experience if the United States’ Women’s National Team are going to win this summer’s Olympics.

Wednesday viewing guide: Yanks Abroad
There are a total of 14 matches in which the Americans playing abroad are in action. Juventus is the lone match actually on television, but ESPN+ will be your friend today.

Twellman gets roasted & walks off set
As opposed to sitting and listening to his New England Revolution’s unfortunate MLS Cup losing streak, Taylor Twellman chose to walk off the set of SportsNation.

ICYMI: Here is the Pulisic GQ article
For me, a couple of the model shots of Christian Pulisic weren’t all bad, but that choice of a cover photo was... odd.

But it’s just part of being a USMNT star

Reddit: Pulisic Album Drop
Well done to u/Fragahah on the song list including hits like Naughty 90’s (The Golden Goal) and Where’s Adu?

USMNT to play Trinidad & Tobago
It will be a familiar foe as the USMNT wrap up camp with a friendly vs Trinidad & Tobago on January 31st in Orlando, Florida. They were in talks with Serbia, but that didn’t pan out.

Mewis continues meteoric rise
28-year-old Samantha Mewis carried the USWNT to a 4-0 friendly win over Colombia on Monday. She showed off a myriad of talents scoring with her weak foot, a header, and a penalty kick.

AFC Ajax Video: ‘Football kept me off the streets’ | Alex Méndez
Alex Méndez hilariously sits at a table stocked with American snack food for an interview. But they forgot the Twinkies & Gushers, so he brought his own.