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Brotherly Game Daily Links: A trip down memory lane with Carlos Ruiz

Who’s won the most MLS games since 2015? NPSL season canceled and get your soccer fix in Belarus

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Philadelphia Union News

OTD 2011: Ruiz scored winner against Vancouver
Nine years ago yesterday, Philadelphia Union improved to 2-0 on the young 2011 season as Carlos Ruiz netted his first goal with the Boys in Blue.

MLS News

Josef Martinez, Luis Robles among the winningest players in MLS since 2015
When it comes to winning percentage since 2015, no one is higher than Atlanta United talisman Josef Martinez, who has won 59.52 percent of the games he’s played. Not surprisingly, four of his Five Stripes teammates, past and present, are in the top 10.

Armchair Analyst: What made the 2011 LA Galaxy special
The Galaxy took that tear into the postseason, battering Real Salt Lake, 5-0, in the first round, getting past that year’s Shield winners, the Seattle Sounders, in the Western Conference final, and then beating a very, very good New England team in MLS Cup.

U.S. Soccer News

2020 NPSL Season Cancelled
From the announcement of the NPSL Founders Cup, to losing multiple teams to NISA and rebranding it as the Members Cup, to the announcement then postponing of a proposed Spring/Fall league, this last year has not been an easy one for the NPSL.

Rest of the World News

Barca cut pay to stem financial struggles amid coronavirus crisis
Barca face losing millions of euros in television receipts and prize money if the campaign cannot be fully completed or if, in the worst-case scenario, it is written off altogether.

How Belarus is fighting the coronavirus: vodka first, football second
These days, Belarus has centre stage, drawing the attention of any football fan from all over the world. The reason is simple: Belarus is the only country on the European continent that continues to play football during the coronavirus crisis.