News in Brief: Loons Sign Peruvian on Loan, FIFA World Cup Field Expansion, and More
MNUFC adds Alexi Gómez
MNUFC has signed Peruvian international Alexi Gómez on loan from Club Universitario de Deportes. Gómez is a versatile left footed player who can play defense and midfield. The loan deal also includes an option to buy.
FIFA World Cup News
South America’s football confederation CONMEBOL has formally requested that FIFA expands the 2022 Word Cup field from 32 nations to 48. The 2026 FIFA World Cup is expected to include an expanded field to 48 teams.
- UEFA’s Champions League and Europa League semi-final draws will take place on Friday, April 13.
- Equal Time Soccer recently spoke with Minnesota Gopher stars April Bockin and Nikki Albrecht about their US Soccer call-ups to the youth national teams.
- MLS side D.C. United is nearing an investment deal with billionaire Patrick Shoon-Shiong. The deal would reportedly value the club at $500 million dollars.
- Jeff Rueter of The Athletic writes who’s stock is up & down at Minnesota United ahead of their upcoming fixture at Portland Timbers.
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