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Star Spangled Stories: Good news for Sergiño Dest, new position for Christian Pulisic

FC Barcelona has good news for Sergiño Dest, tracking winter transfers, and everything else you need to know.

Granada CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Fermin Rodriguez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Your Wednesday links have arrived! There’s a lot of midweek action again with cup matches being played around Europe. Plus, it’s getting hard to keep track of all the transfers around the world for the Americans but we have a one-stop-shop to get up-to-date.

Pulisic reveals his new position
Christian Pulisic is expecting to play in a new position for Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea take on Tottenham on Thursday.

Midweek Viewing Guide
Tyler Boyd already made his debut for Sivasspor early Wednesday morning, playing 35 minutes in a 0-0 draw with Erzurum. But we’ve also got a Yank-v-Yank matchup as John Brooks & Matthew Hoppe play in the DFB Pokal.

USMNT Winter Moves Wrap-up
An extensive list of all the moves we’ve seen recently. The times they are a-changin!

Report: German giants to sign 17-year-old American defender
In addition to the list above, Bayern Munich have apparently signed Justin Che from FC Dallas.

ICYMI: USWNT SheBelieves roster
Vlatko Andonovski made his 23 picks for the 2021 SheBelieves Tournament taking place in Argentina, Brazil, & Canada. Tobin Heath is out with an ankle injury. Alex Morgan & Christen Press are back after illnesses. But there are a few interesting decisions here.

Dest to play Wednesday
FC Barcelona right back Sergiño Dest is fit and available for the Copa del Rey tie with Granada today.

Finalists for US National Hall of Fame released
Hope Solo, Steve Cherundelo, & Gregg Berhalter are on the list. Also included are MLS headliners David Beckham and Thierry Henry.

Ferreira repays Berhalter after bright start to 2021
Jesus Ferreira had a big night on Sunday in the blowout win over Trinidad & Tobago and it looks like he might have finally found his most effective role.

USMNT continues emphasis on wing-focused attacks
This article takes a look at the attacking style we’ve seen from Berhalter’s men, that has netted 13 goals in the last two matches.

Green congratulates Sargent
After Greuther Fürth were eliminated from the DFB Pokal by Werder Bremen on Tuesday, Julian Green took a moment to congratulate his fellow United States Men’s National Team member, Josh Sargent.

Unrelated, but interesting:

Ibargüen goes from América to Santos mid-game
They were playing each other! Club América announced his departure and Santos announced his signing in the 10th minute of their match. I don’t know why exactly, but this is just so Liga MX.

Benito Mussolini’s great-grandson on Serie A youth team
Things that make you go, “hm”.

What other news stories did you see over the past week that were worth noting? Hit the comments to discuss!