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Brotherly Game Daily Links: DC and Arriola in contract talks

MLS Mount Rushmores, each MLS teams rising star and more in today’s links

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MLS News

D.C. United in talks with Paul Arriola about contract extension
D.C. United is in “productive discussions” with injured attacker Paul Arriola about a contract extension, people familiar with the negotiations said late Friday.

MLS Mount Rushmore: Honoring the most influential players for every club
Because we all miss soccer, Extratime is filling the live-match void by naming our Mount Rushmore for every single MLS team over the coming weeks. This week, they added the final four teams — Sporting Kansas City, Minnesota United, New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids — to the mix.

One Rising Star From Every MLS Team Right Now: Western Conference
The old-timers might still have their place in MLS but nowadays, it is a league which has very much become a breeding ground for talent.

One Rising Star From Every MLS Team Right Now: Eastern Conference
So, with MLS very much transitioning from an apparent “retirement” league to a hotbed for young talent, who are the most exciting prospects plying their trade there right now in the Eastern Conference

U.S. Soccer News

Did USMNT World Cup failure let U.S. Soccer win equal pay case vs. USWNT?
If the USMNT had qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the players on the men’s team would’ve been compensated much more handsomely, dismantling a key argument the judge has used to rule against the USWNT and in U.S. Soccer’s favor.

Sources: Liga MX mulls closed-doors July restart
Liga MX is expected to use Mexico’s school system as a barometer, with the return of football unlikely to happen before the federal government gives the green light for schools to re-open, according to the sources.