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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union start individual training

Aaronson could be top MLS under 22 player, Premier League to restart individual training today, and more in today’s links

Brenden Aaronson during an individual workout on the outdoor field at 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington on May 18, 2020
Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union News

Union start individual player workouts as wait to resume MLS season continues
Instead of training at their fields in Chester, the team is using the outdoor soccer field at the 76ers’ multisport facility in Wilmington. It’s a familiar venue for the team, as it held the first week of preseason practices on the facility’s indoor turf field.

Doyle: Aaronson might well win 22 Under 22
While it was a coin flip between Philadelphia Union homegrowns Mark McKenzie and Brenden Aaronson, Doyle settled on Aaronson.

For Jim Curtin, COVID-19 break provides time to reflect on how good 2020 Philadelphia Union can be
As the Philadelphia Union returned to individual voluntary workouts for the first time on Monday, coach Jim Curtin admitted the 68-day hiatus from soccer activities had provided more than ample time for reflection.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: The best 22 Under 22 contender on each MLS team
Aaronson is great at checking his shoulder and finding space to be an outlet for his teammates in build-up play, and he’s very good at receiving the ball.

MLS players’ union proposal offers $100M in payroll relief
Sources tell ESPN that the proposal — made over the weekend — includes salary reductions, salary deferrals and significant reduction of bonuses, as well as future relief due to the suspension in play related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rest of the World News

Premier League clubs to resume “small group” training on Tuesday
In a conference call with all 20 top-flight clubs on Monday, the move to resume training in “small groups” on Tuesday was agreed upon by all parties.

German Soccer Returns From COVID-19 Lockdown, Scores Record High Ratings For Fox
In the match, Dortmund beat Schalke, 4-0. On Sunday, Fox Sports released the following in the top five available markets: Cincinnati .91, Philadelphia .75, Washington DC .71, Kansas City .67 and Tampa .64.