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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Blake wins 2020 MLS Goalie of the Year Award

Aaronson finishes second in Young Player of the Year Award, U.S. Men rout Panama and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake voted Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in landslide victory
For the voting, which was done by MLS club technical staff, media, and current MLS players, the 29-year-old dominated in all three of the categories with 33.02 percent of the player votes, 49.12 percent of the club votes, and 50.21 percent of the media votes. Overall, Blake’s final vote percentage was 44.12 percent.

Report: English Premier League, Bundesliga teams tracking Kai Wagner
Dyer cites a source saying the 23-year-old is being tracked by West Ham and Fulham, among others and that “a couple Bundesliga clubs” are also interested.

Aaronson finishes second in MLS Young Player of the Year voting
It was a tight race for the Young Player of the Year Award between Philadelphia Union homegrown Brenden Aaronson and LAFC forward Diego Rossi but after all the ballots, Rossi claimed the award by just . 23% margin.

MLS News

International roundup: MLS players in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying action
Olivier Mbaizo registered another start for Cameroon in his country’s 2-0 victory over Mozambique, after he also started the first matchup between the sides — a 4-1 victory on Thursday.

LAFC’s Diego Rossi voted 2020 MLS Young Player of the Year
The 22-year-old was the MLS Golden Boot winner in 2020, with 14 goals and four assists in 19 games, becoming the youngest Golden Boot winner in MLS history. He was also the second consecutive LAFC player to lead the league in scoring, after Carlos Vela took the prize in 2019.

U.S. Soccer News

USMNT shows dazzling scoring display in Panama rout
It was a bright night for the youngsters in Austria as the United States Men’s National Team showed energy and grit in a 6-2 victory over Panama. Nicholas Gioacchini and Sebastian Soto led the Yanks with a brace each, their first goals in a U.S. uniform, while Gio Reyna also scored his debut goal for the national team and Sebastian Lletget adding another.