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1. Zack Steffen and Darlington Nagbe withdrew from the U.S. roster for games against England and Italy following injuries picked up in Sunday's MLS playoffs. Steffen aggravated a lingering right hamstring issue in the Columbus Crew's 3-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls. Nagbe was diagnosed with a low-grade hamstring strain following Atlanta United's 3-1 win over NYCFC. Goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, who plays for Hertha Berlin II in the German Regionalliga, was called in to replace Steffen. The moves leave 27 players in camp.

2. Philadelphia Union will move Bethlehem Steel FC from the Lehigh Valley back home to Chester, where its USL affiliate will play its 2019 matches at Talen Energy Stadium. The move comes after the USL deemed Lehigh University’s Goodman Stadium no longer suitable for league play due to a lack of stadium lighting. Bethlehem Steel has been a productive feeder of talent to the Union's first team. The MLS club is exploring stadium options for beyond 2019.

Ottawa Fury goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau was voted the 2018 USL Goalkeeper of the Year.
The Canadian international, on loan from MLS's Montreal Impact, set a USL single-season record with 15 shutouts. He beat out Sacramento Republic FC’s Josh Cohen and Nashville SC’s Matt Pickens.
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