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Brotherly Game Daily Links: DeMarcus Beasley moving to next phase of career

How did MLS alums fair in Bundesliga return? UPSL to resume on June 20 and more in today’s links

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MLS News

Orlando City coach Oscar Pareja eager to see MLS play at Disney
Pareja said he is optimistic MLS will be able to move toward resuming play in about a month, but he added he is just an observer waiting for guidance from the league.

Bundesliga: How MLS, United States national team exports fared as games returned
High-level soccer officially returned Saturday when Bundesliga games got underway in Germany with 9:30 am ET kick-off times Saturday. It was a highly-anticipated moment as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a worldwide pause to soccer.

U.S. Soccer News

DaMarcus Beasley’s post-playing career plan? USL franchise owner in Fort Wayne
Beasley’s future is beginning to come into focus. In conjunction with the United Soccer League (USL), he is putting together an investment group that will acquire a League One franchise — the third tier of America’s soccer pyramid — in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Fourth-tier American league UPSL announces June 20 return
Commissioner Yan Skwara says participation will be voluntary and that teams have until June 10 to announce their intention to play in the spring season.

Rest of the World News

Bundesliga back from coronavirus lockdown: No fans; awkward social distancing; Bayern, Dortmund cruise
The stands were eerily quiet as the Bundesliga became the first of Europe’s top leagues to resume after being postponed due to coronavirus, but the script played out predictably on the pitch as Erling Haaland made headlines on Saturday before Bayern Munich’s machine clicked back into gear the following day.