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Here is everything you need to know about MLS and North American soccer this morning:

Sarachan names youth-heavy USMNT roster

US national team head coach Dave Sarachan will use this month's friendly vs. Portugal to launch a youth movement, calling 21 players into training camp in advance of the USA’s final match of 2017. New York Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams, FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, Schalke's Weston McKennie (like Gonzalez, an FCD Academy product), Sheffield United's Cameron Carter-Vickers and US U-17 starlet Josh Sargent headline the battalion of newcomers on Sarachan's list. READ MORE

Stejskal: Atlanta swatted away 8-figure fees

Sam Stejskal writes that Atlanta United knocked back eight-figure bids for both Miguel Almiron and Josef Martinez this past summer. READ MORE

This info dropped the same day that Metro reporter Kristian Dyer reported that AC Milan were also in the race to sign Almiron. The playmaker is a finalist for the Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player prize, which will be handed out next month. READ MORE

Without Seba & Jozy, TFC confident in depth

Eastern Conference Championship favorites Toronto FC have made it clear they can get the job done despite missing suspended strike aces Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco for their two-legged tilt with Columbus. READ MORE

Tenorio: Sounders working on Deuce deal

FourFourTwo scribe Paul Tenorio says Seattle are putting together an extension for next season with Clint Dempsey. Of course, he's currently waiting to battle Houston for a place in MLS Cup. READ MORE

Pirlo bids arrivederci

Following New York City FC's playoff exit, star midfielder Andrea Pirlo has penned a heartfelt message to fans announcing his retirement. The World Cup 2006 winner worked 62 total MLS contests in three seasons at Yankee Stadium. READ MORE

EPL trio in for NYC's Harrison?

The Daily Mail claims that Everton, Leicester City and Brighton Hove & Albion have taken an interest in New York City FC wing man Jack Harrison. The youngster recently made a solid first start for the England Under-21 side. READ MORE

Twellman: Friedel tops Revs list

According to ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman, the New England Revolution's preferred pick for their coaching vacancy is former US Under-19 boss Brad Friedel. READ MORE

Martino enters USSF presidential fray

Monday brought another candidate for US Soccer president in the form of former Crew SC and LA Galaxy midfielder Kyle Martino. READ MORE

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