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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin believes in American players

MLS pushes starts of season to June 8 at the earliest, Detroit City FC’s story, and more in today’s links

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Columbus Crew SC Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin talks MLS, more on The Cooligans: “I believe strongly in the American player”
“Overall, philosophically, we do believe in the Philadelphia player,” Curtin outlined. “I believe strongly in the American player in our league, in our country.

MLS News

MLS won’t resume games until at least June 8 as coronavirus’ impact on soccer continues
ESPN reported Friday that the league and the MLS Players Association met Thursday via conference call to discuss potential pay cuts for players. The league proposed a 50 percent pay cut for players making over $100,000 that would only take effect if games are canceled.

MLS youth league reaches out to DA colleagues: “It’s not time to exclude, it’s time to include”
US Soccer’s sudden decision to close its Development Academy this week caught many sectors of the North American soccer community by surprise – including those who are leading MLS’s effort to set up a new youth league in its place.

U.S. Soccer News

MLS USMNT vs. Exports USMNT: Which team would win?
The debate has kicked off countless tense squabbles since Americans playing in Europe and Mexico became a hot topic in the early 2000s, from BigSoccer to Twitter to your current edition of

Detroit City FC: The football team rising from America’s biggest ruin
“There is a mentality that is Detroit against the world. They want independence because that is what Detroit is. Detroit City FC is an independent club.”