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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Ray Gaddis speaks on racism and global protests

Gaddis comments on protests, Jack de Vries graduates from high school and more in today’s links

Ray Gaddis wore an ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirt at training in Delaware on Tuesday
Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union’s Ray Gaddis speaks on systemic racism and global protests
Philadelphia Union defender Ray Gaddis talked after the club’s individual training session on Tuesday, speaking for nearly three minutes on the issues of systemic racism and giving his thoughts on the ongoing police brutality protests going on throughout the world.

Philadelphia Union’s Jack de Vries graduates from high school
Because of COVID-19, it was not your typical high school graduation. That being said, DeVries, is not your typical high school senior.

MLS News

Atlanta United, New England and Sporting KC begin full team training as MLS lifts training moratorium
Teams are following a series of guidelines to ensure safety. Training rooms, gyms and fitness areas are restricted to five individuals at one time and must be thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected according to MLS protocols following each session.

MLS reiterates ‘support’ for player anthem protests
Major League Soccer said on Tuesday it would make no changes to its longstanding policy of supporting peaceful protests by players or staff during the pregame playing of the U.S. national anthem.

Report: Roma midfielder Javier Pastore could be MLS-bound
Roma midfielder Javier Pastore could be MLS-bound with the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders identified as potential suitors, according to a report.

U.S. Soccer News

Inside the frantic final days of the Development Academy
Even in the midst of a devastating global pandemic, how and why could the U.S. Soccer Federation summarily shut down their leading player development platform, a 13-year-old national league that they’ve spent many millions of dollars on – and had budgeted nearly $10 million for in the 2021 fiscal year alone?