1. LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo has been added to the USA's 21-player roster
for the Under-20 World Cup after forward Ayo Akinola was
ruled out of the tournament due to an ankle injury. Araujo, 17, has started three games for the Galaxy. Per FIFA regulations, an injured player may be replaced on the roster up to 24 hours prior to a
team's opening match. The replacement must come from the 50-player provisional roster and be approved by the tournament medical committee. The USA opens against Ukraine on Friday.
2. The National Soccer Hall of Fame was awarded
the Gold Muse Award for Research and Innovation for its facial recognition software
that allows visitors to experience a custom-tailored tour of museum, which opened last October in Frisco, Texas. The award was given at the American Alliance of Museums Media and Technology Network
awards event in New Orleans. 3. The Philadelphia Union gave 23-year-old centerback Jack Elliott a new contract
, keeping him
under contract through the 2021 season with a club option for 2022. The Englishman has made 58 regular-season starts since joining Philadelphia as a fourth round SuperDraft pick (77th overall) from
West Virginia University prior to the 2017 season. In 2019, he beat out U.S. U-20 captain Mark McKenzie for a spot next to Auston Trusty. The Union leads the Eastern Conference with a 7-3-3 record.