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All-American defender Alli Klug will be a senior for SLU this season. Photo courtesy of St. Louis University

SLU women’s soccer players honored

St. Louis University soccer player Alli Klug was named defensive player of the year in the Atlantic 10 for the third consecutive season, Courtney Reimer was named midfielder of the year and Katie Shields the coach of the year.

Klug and Reimer made the A-10 first team along with goalkeeper Mary Niehaus, midfielder Evie Lavelle and forward Hannah Friedrich. SLU will play La Salle in the first A-10 tournament semifinal at 1 p.m. Friday at Hermann Stadium. (Stu Durando)

U.S. goalkeeper is injured: Goalkeeper Zack Steffen is hurt and will miss the United States’ Nations League games against Canada and Cuba.

The U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday it did not have specifics of the injury to the Fortuna Dusseldorf starter.

Nine Europe-based players were added to the training camp roster, including Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and Ajax defender Sergiño Dest, who could make his senior national team competitive debut. Pulisic was listed as a forward by coach Gregg Berhalter rather than a midfielder.

Also added were defenders John Brooks, Tim Ream (St. Louis) and DeAndre Yedlin; midfielders Weston McKennie and Alfredo Morales; and forwards Tyler Boyd and Josh Sargent (O’Fallon, Mo.).

The U.S. plays Canada in Orlando on Nov. 15 and meets Cuba four days later at George Town, Cayman Islands. (AP)

U.S. hosts qualifying: The World Cup champion U.S. women’s team will head to Houston in January to open the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. The United States is hosting the tournament, which will take place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 9. (AP)

Carter is out at Fox: Fox Sports has fired Cris Carter after three years at the network. Fox Sports issued a statement saying Carter was no longer at the network and had no further comment. The Pro Football Hall of Famer had been a co-host of FS1’s “First Things First” morning show since its launch in 2017.

Fox Sports spokesman Andrew Fegyveresi said various personalities will fill in with co-hosts Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe on “First Things First” until a permanent replacement for Carter is named. (AP)