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Philadelphia Union News

Union sets up fund to pay Subaru Park workers during MLS’ coronavirus suspension
The Union announced Friday that they’ve set up an employee assistance fund to pay part-time game day staff who’ve lost money because Major League Soccer’s season is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

MLS News

The definitive cult hero of every MLS team, according to their supporters
A cult hero is defined as someone who’s beloved by a relatively small group of people. In soccer, it’s a player who may or may not be good in the traditional sense of scoring goals, recording assists, or defending well, but there’s something about the player that fans nonetheless find endearing.

MLS, MLSPA still in process of ratifying new CBA agreeement
While the players association and MLS have reported no issues working out how to handle the pandemic, the absence of a contract governing compensation or conditions in which a season would be played could be more of a challenge the longer the spread of coronavirus shuts down normal American life.

Carlos Vela: LAFC held up Barcelona loan move in 2019
Vela’s potential move to the Catalan side was reported back in January 2019 and the 31-year-old was keen to go.

U.S. Soccer News

USMNT Big Board: The 23 who will represent the U.S. at Qatar 2022
Nine hundred sixty-nine days. That’s the time between today and the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

How to salvage 2020 US Open Cup amid coronovirus pandemic
According to the USSF, the plan is to play all eight rounds of the tournament from start to finish. However, with the NPSL canceling their summer season, USL League Two likely not far behind, and with the remaining weeks of the pro season dwindling, there needs to be a backup plan.