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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Looking back at the Union unveiling 11 years ago

MLS proposes player salary cut, Premier League given ok to return after June 1 and more in today’s links

Philadelphia Union Press Conference Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union News

OTD 2009: Philadelphia Union revealed to the world
11 years ago yesterday in front of thousands of passionate soccer fans, the world and Major League Soccer was introduced to Philadelphia Union and its logo and iconic colors.

MLS News

Major League Soccer proposes 20 percent pay cut to players’ association
The league is also asking the MLSPA to accept additional financial reductions apart from salary cuts that could run into the tens of millions of dollars, according to one source. The sources didn’t elaborate on how the league would achieve those savings.

Armchair Analyst: Defining moments for the biggest rivalries in MLS history
It’s Rivalry Week! That means will be replaying some of the best games from the best rivalries in MLS history. Here’s your guide on what to watch for, and a little bit about the history of each

FC Dallas still expect Pachuca’s Franco Jara in July, says head coach Luchi Gonzalez
Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Luchi Gonzalez said Dallas are still progressing as though current Pachuca striker Franco Jara will join the MLS team in July when the MLS Secondary Transfer Window is scheduled to open. He acknowledged, though, that all schedules in the days of COVID-19 are scribbled in faint pencil.

Rest of the World News

UK Government clears Premier League to resume on June 1
This doesn’t mean that the league will, in fact, resume its season on June 1. The 20 Premier League clubs still need to approve a restart and they expect to hold a vote some time this week.