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Star Spangled Stories: Jozy doubles down & McKennie fined for hosting party

Gathering all the news & updates from around the US National Teams.

Trinidad and Tobago v USMNT Photo by Roy K. Miller/ISI Photos/Getty Images

The international break is done, and it’s back to your regularly scheduled programming this weekend. We’ve compiled all the news & links you need for Friday to get up-to-date with the U.S. National Teams. Let’s get to it:

Jozy Doubles Down
The Jozy-Twellman beef is clearly based on some history not known to the public. And Jozy Altidore was not having Taylor Twellman’s attempt to end the twitter spat. I think Grant Wahl has the proper reaction to this situation.

USWNT “LFG” Documentary on HBO Max
HBO Max is set to release a documentary on the USWNT’s fight for equal pay sometime in 2021. Yes, LFG means ‘Let’s F*cking Go’. Check out the first teaser trailer below.

McKennie fined for hosting party
Juventus players Weston McKennie & Paulo Dybala have been fined for a party hosted at McKennie’s home. By the way, the neighbor who called the cops is sorry.

“Sargent will be one of the Bundesliga’s best strikers”
Werder Bremen boss Florian Kohfeldt continues his high praise for Josh Sargent. He was asked about all the young talent on his team and clearly is very high on the 21-year-old American.

Grading the Pulisic-Reyna combo
ESPN looks at how well two of the key players for the USMNT have been linking up.

Pulisic ready to hit the ground running
Now that he’s built up some confidence with the USMNT, Christian Pulisic returns to Chelsea FC where he’s had an uphill battle in getting consistent starts. But he says he’s ‘excited for what’s to come’ and hopefully he can get back on track with Tuchel.

Dike monthly club honors
Amid rumors of interest from Everton, Daryl Dike was voted Player of the Month by Barnsley fans and also got the Goal of the Month as well.

The Big Board - Who is going to Qatar 2022?
Christian Pulisic is the first player, obviously. But ESPN is ranking the USMNT players in order of likeliness they’ll be on the World Cup roster.

Winners & losers from the USMNT international break
Guys like Brenden Aaronson & Yunus Musah did quite well for themselves. Has Aaronson done enough at this point to solidify his World Cup qualifying roster spot with the USMNT? This article lists Antonee Robinson as a ‘loser’. I disagree with that, although other players in his position impressed more than he did.

Gall makes it out of Malmo
Romain Gall has signed with Orebro after struggling to find playing time with Malmo. He was clearly not happy at Malmo so it’s good to see him back at a club that values him.

Alvarez makes Mexico debut
18-year-old Efrain Alvarez made his debut for Mexico in a 1-0 friendly win over Costa Rica.

Sporting KC had a solid April Fool’s joke yesterday as they announced the signing of Dani Rojas from AFC Richmond, the fictional team from the show Ted Lasso.