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Brotherly Game Daily Links: San Jose brings back Wondo for one more year

San Jose resign heir legend, USMNT may have their next game scheduled and more in today’s links



MLS News

Chris Wondolowski re-signs with San Jose Earthquakes for 2021 season
Wondo is coming off a 2020 season in which he was once again San Jose’s leading scorer, with nine goals in all competitions, showing he was still a valuable player even at age 37. MLS’s all-time leading scorer, with 166 goals in regular season games, Wondo is now more than 20 goals beyond the 2nd place all-time scorer, Landon Donovan.

Gustav Svensson might be moving back to China
That Svensson is considering a move away from the Sounders and out of MLS should not be a huge surprise. That he might be going to China instead of returning to his native Sweden, though, is a bit more of one. Svensson has not been shy about his desire to eventually return to Sweden, where he started his career and still considers home.

Lee Nguyen says goodbye to New England once again
Lee Nguyen officially signed to Ho Chi Minh City and will be headed to Vietnam in 2021.

What next for LA Galaxy with Cristian Pavon set to leave?
Pavon has been a shining light for them during a tough past year or so. He has made 35 appearances for the MLS outfit altogether and has chipped in with 14 goals and nine assists, making him their key creator of goals and opportunities.

U.S. Soccer News

Rumor: USMNT to play Serbia on January 31
The USMNT last played Serbia as part of their 2017 January Camp. The two teams played to a scoreless draw at what was then Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

Rest of the World News

FIFA cancels 2021 U-20, U-17 World Cups due to COVID-19 pandemic
The U-17 World Cup was originally slated to take place in Peru and the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia, with FIFA also announcing that both countries will now be hosting the respective tournaments in 2023. 

With Concacaf Mulling Champions League Growth, Here’s What New CCL Could Look Like
Concacaf is planning expansion for its Champions League beginning in 2023–full with a group stage that has a twist.

Hello Union fans! My name is Alex and I've been doing the daily links post for Brotherly Game since the 2016 season. You'll find me on here with all the biggest news stories in MLS and around the world. I also live tweet many of the Union games, and I'm a season ticket hold in section 102. Stop by and say hi!

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