1. Julian Araujo, the 17-year-old LA Galaxy right back, has flown to Poland
to join the U.S. team preparing for Friday's opener
against Ukraine at the Under-20 World Cup. Fox Sports broadcaster Keith Costigan tweeted
that Araujo, a reserve on the U.S.
U-20s in qualifying behind Ajax's Sergino Dest, would replace an undetermined injured player. Araujo, who has attracted interest from the Mexican federation, was outstanding in his first two MLS
starts for the Galaxy in 2019 but an injury kept him out of the next three games. He started in the 2-0 loss to NYCFC a day after the U-20 roster was announced. 2. Mastercard has added European champion Lyon and Arsenal as clubs to its portfolio of global sponsorships
in women’s soccer. It has also
named Lyon players Ada Hegerberg, Kadeisha Buchanan, Saki Kumagai and Wendie Renard, former Arsenal star Alex Scott, Dane Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg) and Australian Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) as
brand ambassadors. 3. Minnesota United has loaned midfielder Romario Ibarra to Liga MX's Pachuca
for 13 months with an option
to buy following the conclusion of the loan. Ibarra, 24, joined the Loons in a TAM deal in July 2018. He has five goals, two from early on in the 2019 season, but has played just 60 minutes off the
bench in the last six games. Ibarra will join Carlos Gruezo (FC Dallas), Xavier Arreaga (Seattle) and Sebastian Mendez (Orlando City) on Ecuador's team at the 2019 Copa America.