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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Welcome to 2020

Major dates in 2020, predictions for 2020, and more in today’s links

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MLS News

2020 Soccer Almanac: All the key dates and major tournaments
A new year – and a new decade! – is at hand, and 2020 is shaping up as a big one across North American soccer. Here are some key dates.

MLS Players of the Decade: a team-by-team guide
Go with the attacker who had a lot less help and carried the club early in its history (Sebastien Le Toux), or do we go with the under-heralded midfield bull who played fewer seasons, but helped teach the Union how to rise up in the MLS world?

Charlotte’s MLS team hires Zoran Krneta as sporting director
Krneta is the founder of the scouting network Star Sports & Entertainment, which has placed players on rosters around the globe.

LA Galaxy sign veteran defender Emiliano Insúa, according to multiple reports
The well-traveled 31-year-old Argentine left back made his professional debut with Boca Juniors and played for Liverpool.

LA Galaxy sign midfielder Aleksandar Katai
After two seasons with the Chicago Fire, Aleksandar Katai is joining the LA Galaxy for the 2020 MLS season.

Orlando City Announces Acquisition of Brazilian Center Back Antônio Carlos
The Lions made official the addition of the 26-year-old defender on a one-year loan deal with an option to buy.

Rest of the World News

2020 Vision: 10 World Soccer Predictions for the New Year
Who will win the major summer tournaments? How legendary will Liverpool’s season be? Will there be a USWNT roster controversy? Here are some bold calls for the year ahead.