Five MLS players reach final round of CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament

The final round of CONMEBOL's Pre-Olympic tournament is set, and five players employed by MLS clubs are still standing in Colombia trying to qualify their respective U-23 national teams for the 2020 Tokoyo Olympic Games.

Four of them ply their trade for LAFC.

Uruguay's Diego Rossi and Francisco Ginella join Colombia's Eduard Atuesta and Eddie Segura in representing the defending Supporters' Shield winners in the four-team final stage after the preliminary group phase wrapped Friday.

Rossi and Ginella, who each have a goal in the tournament, reached the final stage by finishing second in Group B via Brazil's 2-1 victory over Paraguay on Friday night.

That quartet joins Argentina's Valentin Castellanos, of New York City FC, in representing the league on the business end of the tournament.

Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay will each play each other in a second group stage from Feb. 3-9, with the top two finishers in the table winning passage to Tokoyo this summer.


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