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USMNT World Cup forwards: Pepi, Sargent get chance amid Pefok snub

Maybe the Bundesliga just wanted to find a novel way to remind everybody that it has a title race to promote in late September. Union Berlin is, after all, the surprising leader of a league that’s often already in Bayern Munich’s hands by now. But this was an interesting way to do it—essentially criticizing a foreign national team coach for his roster selection.

Jordan [Pefok] has contributed to more goals in the early part of 2022-23 than any US international playing their club football in a top European league,” the Bundesliga website proclaimed, adding that the 26-year-old striker “deserves a USMN recall in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”

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