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Wrapping up the week with all the latest news & updates for the US National Teams.

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It’s been a fun week for the US soccer community. I hadn’t been that excited for a friendly in years! Let’s wrap up the week with all the news, links, and updates for the US National Teams.

A growing number of options for the yanks
Sergino Dest showed he can play on either side of the field which may open things up nicely. Plus Brenden Aaronson & Kellyn Acosta prove the depth is growing for the US.

Let this man enjoy his carbs!

Hercules Gomez likens Dest’s game to Dempsey’s
After a fantastic showing from Dest, Gomez compares him to Clint Dempsey.

ICYM this fancy footwork from Dest on Thursday..

Paywall: Musah wants to “change the world’s view of American soccer”
Yunus Musah talks about what inspired him to commit to the United States for his international future.

Alvarez’s dad says US, Mexico contact is “traumatizing” for his son
Efrain Alvarez accepted a call up for Mexico recently, but both nation’s have clearly been trying to remain in constant contact. The 18-year-old’s father says the big decision is starting to weigh on his son.

Rapinoe, Purce speak at White House on equal pay
Megan Rapinoe & Margaret Purce were at the White House on Wednesday and spoke alongside the President & Dr. Biden the importance of pay equity.

Twellman wants Josh Sargent as the striker going forward
There is a lot of talent lingering around at striker, but Taylor Twellman still thinks Sargent is the man at the moment.

Dike took the long way
But hey, it worked. It wasn’t the most direct route in the US Soccer system, but Daryl Dike has made his way to a big stage. As he continues to impress, it feels like that stage will only get bigger.

The 50 best wonderkids in football
A list of the top 50 players in the world born after Jan. 1st, 2002. Gio Reyna comes in a #3 and Yunus Musah is at #13.

USMNT Finds Home Away From Home
Wiener Neustadt, a small town in Austria, is home to the USMNT right now. During a pandemic, this is no small task.