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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Andre Blake finalist for MLS MVP

Union quartet up for year end awards, Pulisic sent home from USMNT camp, and more in today’s links

Carl Gulbish

Philadelphia Union News

Blake, Curtin, McKenzie and Aaronson named finalists for major MLS Awards
Philadelphia Union followed up its first trophy in club history by landing three players and Head Coach Jim Curtin on the lists of finalists for Major League Soccer’s end of season awards.

USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter hails Jim Curtin, Philadelphia Union after 2020 Supporters’ Shield triumph
Berhalter paid effusive praise to the Union’s achievement, particularly the influence of longtime coach Jim Curtin, on a Monday video call with reporters as he and his staff prepare for Thursday’s friendly vs. Wales.

MLS News

D.C. United’s first offseason priority: Hiring a coach
The search began with at least 20 candidates, multiple people familiar with the situation said. United is in the process of trimming the list to about six, with a goal of making a final decision next month.

Blake, Morris, Rossi up for MVP honors as MLS announces 2020 award finalists
Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday afternoon the finalists for its end-of-season honors, including the Landon Donovan MLS MVP Award.

U.S. Soccer News

Christian Pulisic leaving United States camp, Gio Reyna in line for debut
The Chelsea midfielder had always been unlikely to play in the match after sustaining the injury while warming up prior to his club’s match against Burnley on Oct. 31, and later suffered a setback in training.