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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Elliott excels in new MLS analytic

Monteiro thanks mom for his success, Toronto FC returning to individual training and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Elliott excels in new “goals added” soccer metric
The metric takes data from every single on-the-ball action during a game, and measures how each action by each player changes the team’s probability of scoring or conceding a goal during that sequence of play. From that data they calculated the most influential MLS players at every position and at the top of the list for center backs was Philadelphia Union defender Jack Elliott.

Strong women laid foundation for Jamiro Monteiro
A mother can offer advice, support, and a concrete example of hard work becoming success or joy. Philadelphia Union midfielder Jamiro Monteiro knows this well. His mother introduced him to the game he now plays and loves.

MLS News

How will MLS return from coronavirus hiatus? Detailing the league’s plan to come back from COVID-19
There are multiple scenarios to get players back in training and eventually resume competitive matches, but how will things look when the league returns? Can players really train and play safely? Will matches go ahead with no fans in the stands or with limited crowds that allow social distancing?

Toronto FC to start voluntary, individual workouts for players on May 11
The news comes in the wake of Friday’s announcement by the Ontario government easing restrictions on pro sports teams. Players are allowed limited access to their training facilities providing they follow their league’s “established health and safety protocols” in response to COVID-19.