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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS looking to start 2021 on time in March

MLS Comeback and Newcomer of the year award, one weakness for every MLS playoff team and more in today’s links

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Major League Soccer aiming for March start to 2021 season
MLS president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott said that the league is aiming to start the 2021 season in early March.

Armchair Analyst: One worry for each of the 18 MLS playoff teams
Like everyone else, it’s injuries and and international absences on Philadelphia’s mind. Andre Blake, the likely Goalkeeper of the Year has a broken hand.

Lucas Zelarayan wins 2020 MLS Newcomer of the Year
Zelarayan managed to score six goals and provide four assists in 16 appearances, 12 starts. Three of the Argentinean’s goals and two of his assists were game-winners for Columbus. Zelarayan also led the Crew in goal-scoring chances created per 90 minutes (2.7), completed dribbles (40)

LAFC forward Bradley Wright-Phillips voted 2020 MLS Comeback Player of the Year
BWP entered the 2020 season coming off surgery and was out to start the campaign, but the coronavirus pandemic was to his benefit, as it gave him time to recover and get in shape for the season. All told, he’s scored eight goals and six assists in 18 regular-season appearances this year.

Chicago Fire sign 20-year-old Nigerian striker Chinonso Offor
Offor began his pro career in 2019 with in Latvia with BFC Daugavpilsi, where he scored 10 goals in 23 appearances (22 starts). Since joining FK Rigas Futbola Skola on July 19, he scored six times.