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1. U.S. U-18 Owen Otasowie made his pro debut, coming on in the 73rd minute of Wolves' 4-0 win over Besiktas in a Europa League group match. The 6-foot-3 Otasowie, who hit the woodwork with his one shot, played two games for the U.S. U-18s in 2018 and is eligible for the 2021 U-20 World Cup. His international choices also include England and Nigeria. He has reportedly attracted interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Paris St. Germain.

2. The Philadelphia Union has changed the name of its USL Championship club from Bethlehem Steel FC to Philadelphia Union II. The Union was forced to move Bethlehem Steel's home games to its home stadium, Talen Energy Stadium, in Chester from Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem because it didn't have lights. The Union's second team has been used successfully to fast-track academy players to its first team. In 2019, Bethlehem Steel used six current academy players.

3. The New York Red Bulls named Paul Fernie as their head of scouting. He most recently worked as the head of recruitment at Wehen Wiesbaden in Germany, where it earned promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in 2019. Before that, he was head of performance analysis for Blackburn Rovers.
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