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1. Argentina and Colombia have been confirmed as the co-hosts for the 2020 Copa America. U.S. Soccer had proposed that it host an Americas tournament in partnership with Concacaf and Conmebol, but the latter organization has gone ahead with plans for a 12-team tournament. The 10 South American members plus two guest teams will compete in two groups of six: Colombia plus Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru and one of the guests for games in Bogota and Medellin; Argentina along with Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay and the other guest for matches in Buenos Aires and Mendoza.

2. The life story of U.S. goalkeeping great Hope Solo will be turned into a movie. Argent Pictures optioned the life story rights of the two-time Olympic gold medalist (2008 and 2012) and World Cup champion (2015). Producer Ben Renzo described Solo's journey as "incredibly motivating, and that’s what makes this story special to us. We want to make movies that entertain and inspire – and Hope’s story encompasses those themes.”

3. Danish club FC Helsingor has hired veteran U.S. national youth team coach Omid Namazi as its head of scouting. Namazi, who was most recently the head coach for Iranian powerhouse Zob Than SC, was the U.S. U-18 men's head coach and U.S. U-20 assistant coach. A majority interest in FC Helsingor was recently sold to American investors seeking to turn the club into a stepping stone for young Americans moving to Europe.
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