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SSFC Podcast, Episode 21: USMNT will not play in October, Weston McKennie debut, Gio Reyna goal

And a look at the USMNT calendar

Weston McKennie of Juventus FC in action during the Serie A... Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images

Episode 21 of the Stars & Stripes FC Podcast is here for your enjoyment! We kick off the episode by discussing U.S. Soccer’s announcement that the United States Men’s National Team will not play matches during the October international window. We talk over what the USMNT’s options may be going forward. It blends into the discussion of the calendar, with Concacaf deciding to move the Nations League playoff to June 2021 and delay the start of World Cup qualifying. How will the schedule get made up and what adjustments might need to be made for the USMNT to complete this grueling qualifying campaign?

After the break, we take a look at Weston McKennie’s brilliant debut for Juventus. He made his mark on the match, and he was active all over the field for the Bianconeri. We examine his stats and the confidence he gains from a great performance. We also send kudos to Gio Reyna on his first Bundesliga goal! He had a terrific season opener for Borussia Dortmund, and we look at his stats there to round out the episode.

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