U.S. Abroad: Southampton releases Cody Cropper

Goalkeeper Cody Cropper, who started for the USA at the 2013 U-20 World Cup and is currently with the U.S. U-23 national team that's aiming for the 2016 Olympics, has been released by English Premier League club Southampton.

The 22-year-old Minnesota product had seen no first team action for Southampton, for which three other keepers made appearances during the 2014-15 season.

Cropper signed with Ipswich Town at age in 2011 and moved to Southampton in 2012.

GERMANY. Berlin-born U.S. national team midfielder Alfredo Morales has re-signed for three years with FC Ingolstadt 04, the 2014-15 German second division champion that will be playing in the Bundesliga next season. The 25-year-old, who has been with the club since 2013, played in 31 of 32 league games last season. He scored two goals and assisted six times.

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“Alfredo is an important component of our team, and in addition, he’s not reached his full potential yet,” said Ingolstadt sports director Thomas Linke.

ENGLAND. Geoff Cameron, whose third season with Stoke City ended on a high note last Sunday – a 6-1 win over Liverpool – has re-signed a contract through the summer of 2018 with the club he joined from the Houston Dynamo in 2012.

DeAndre Yedlin, who got only 11 minutes of English Premier League action after joining Tottenham Hotspur last January, started and played the full 90 in Wednesday’s friendly against a Malaysia XI select team Kuala Lumpur. Tottenham, whose offseason tour now moves to Australia, won, 2-1, on goals by Harry Kane.

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