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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin adds to Union 2020 trophy haul

Curtin wins Coach of the Year award, Houston unveils new logo and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin named 2020 MLS Coach of the Year
Curtin finished with 43.68 percent of the overall vote from media, players and club officials. Oscar Pareja of Orlando garnered 24.02 percent.

Team surprises Curtin; tells him he’s the Coach of the Year
Caught completely off guard, Curtin was moved by the announcement and listen in as veteran Ray Gaddis added in to the moment with some special words for the Coach he’s known since he arrived in Philadelphia.

Takeaways: Postseason preparations underway as Union wait for opponent
With Major League Soccer Award season in full stretch, Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin spoke with the media for his weekly press availability.

MLS News

MLS to charter flights for players on international duty to sidestep quarantine
In a bid to have players on international duty return in time for the MLS Cup playoffs, the league is taking the unusual step of using charter flights to speed their return to the U.S. and thus avoid quarantine periods, sources have told ESPN.

Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash unveil new rebrands and logos
The clubs expressed a shift in organizational philosophy and vision as part of a new, cohesive brand identity that is rooted in the Bayou City.

Ken Griffey Jr. joins Sounders ownership group
Griffey and his family are the 14th addition to the Sounders ownership group since Joe Roth sold his shares last year, a star-studded group that includes Macklemore, Russ Wilson, Ciara and a cast of tech-world movers and shakers.

U.S. Soccer News

Report: USMNT to play El Salvador in December friendly
If the match is finalized and a training camp is held, it is very likely that Berhalter would call up only domestic-based players that are out of season and not set to compete in the MLS Cup Final on Dec. 12 or in the resumption of the Concacaf Champions League knockout stages.