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McKenzie an MLS top dueler, MLS extends training moratorium and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Relive Union history with Union Classic starting Saturday
Join us over on The Brotherly Game Twitter page tomorrow at 7 PM for a watchalong for tonight’s Union Classic.

Nashville’s Walker Zimmerman, Mark McKenzie top list of best duelers in MLS
Opta defines a duel as a “50-50 contest between two players of opposing sides in the match. For every Duel Won, there is a corresponding Duel Lost depending on the outcome of a contest.”

MLS News

Major League Soccer extends training moratorium
Major League Soccer has extended the team training moratorium through, and including, Friday, March 27. During this time, MLS players are expected to remain in each club’s respective market and have been advised to exercise safe social distancing measures.

Armchair Analyst: US prospects’ club situations broken down by tier
Promise will pay off only if players are in advantageous club situations, and are set up to do work both week-to-week and on international dates. More than one career has been derailed by a lack of club playing time during crucial years.

Get your MLS fix with these re-aired matches on national TV
It starts bright and early Friday at 9 am ET with FOX Deportes airing the 2019 Western Conference Semifinal between the Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake. The Eastern Conference Semifinal pitting Atlanta United against Toronto FC follows at 3 pm ET.

Giovanni Savarese provides glimpse into Portland Timbers’ operations while play is suspended
Savarese said the team is sending stationary bikes to players who did not have training equipment at home. Additionally, Savarese and his staff have arranged clip packages for players to improve individually.