Thursday morning: What's in the news

1. Caden Clark, one of the top U.S. midfielders in the 2003 birth year, has signed with the New York Red Bulls II from the Barca Residency Academy in Arizona. The Minnesota native has trained at Barcelona's La Masia and played at the Barca Academy for Sean McCafferty, named the Red Bulls' academy director last summer. He is the latest Barca Academy product to turn pro in the last year after Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), Austin Amer (Orlando City B), Matthew Hoppe (Schalke 04), Tarek El Daly (Al Ittihad Alexandria) and Bryce Duke (LAFC).

2. The Concacaf Olympic women's qualifier between the USA and Costa Rica on Monday drew 322,000 viewers on FS1, the largest audience on the network for a U.S. women's game since 2019 World Cup. The other two group matches, USA-Haiti, and USA-Panama, averaged 192,000 on FS2 and 172,000 on FS1, where it was joined in progress after an NCAA women's basketball game. Three post-Women's World Cup friendlies on FS1 averaged 268,000, 224,000 and 172,000 viewers.

3. Danny Szetela will return to the New York Cosmos for an eighth season, their first in NISA. The former U.S. international is the first signing for 2020 fall season, which is expected to kick off in August. The Cosmos captain was part of  three NASL championship teams (2013, 2015 and 2016).
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