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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Andre Blake looking to have improved 2020

The first Union 2020 preview of the season, Nashville’s stadium construction moving forward and who has the easiest and hardest schedule in MLS

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Philadelphia Union News

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake should be better this year, because defense will be better
he players in front of Blake this year, including new centerback Jakob Glesnes, shouldn’t put him in as many bad situations as last year’s did. Still, don’t be surprised if the Union play more 3-2 games than 1-0 games this year.

Philadelphia Union: 2020 Preview – Challenging again?
The 2019 campaign saw the Philadelphia Union finish with their highest-ever points tally at the end of the regular season. They amassed 55 points from their 34 games, coming home in third place in the Eastern Conference.

MLS News

Mayor John Cooper, Nashville SC reach deal, stadium construction moving forward
According to a statement from Cooper’s office, under the terms of the revised deal, the team has agreed to fund 100-percent of stadium construction with private dollars through cash investment, stadium lease payments and revenues generated at the stadium by attendees of events.

Armchair Analyst: Nine key MLS position battles to watch in 2020
The No. 10 is less a “who’s better?” question than it is a “how ready is Brenden Aaronson?” question combined with a “how much has that role evolved?

2020 Strength of Schedule Rankings: Who has the toughest schedule?
he MLS schedule is broken up pretty simply: Every team plays conference opponents twice and 10 of 13 non-conference opponents once. This means that every team will have three MLS teams they will not face this year. So not every schedule is made the same, making the strength of schedule calculation all the more interesting.

RSL re-signs Luke Mulholland after injury-stricken 2018, 2019
Mulholland’s greatest impact with Real Salt Lake over those last two years was undoubtedly his veteran leadership while playing with Real Monarchs. His time with the Monarchs started as he worked to recover from a spate of injuries that had cost him time over 2018 and 2019.

Inter Miami signs Andres Reyes, loans Jairo Quinteros to Club Bolivar
The first move was the acquisition of center back Andres Reyes, a member of Colombia’s U-23 setup who will be at Miami on-loan from Atletico National in Colombia.