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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS rejects MLSPA’s proposal for restart

Player’s around the world react to George Floyd, MLS players skip practice on Monday and more in today’s links

MLS: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Weston McKennie, Alejandro Bedoya, Rose Lavelle among soccer players protesting for justice for George Floyd
American soccer players and their counterparts in Germany’s Bundesliga joined protests across the world this weekend over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

OTD 2016: Union trio defeat Columbus 3-2
The Union finished off their six-game in 22 day stretch tonight with a 3-2 victory over Columbus Crew SC. The win secured the top of the table slot for Philadelphia with 23 points as they head into the Copa America Centenario break.

Philly’s Homegrown: Derrick Jones
As the first Union player to ever complete the club’s Pathway to the Pros, Derrick Jones is a pioneer of sorts.

MLS News

Lockout looms as MLS push back on latest offer from Major League Soccer Player Association
The Major League Soccer Player Association announced that it voted to approve its latest counteroffer to MLS as it relates to economic concessions for the 2020 season, modifications to the recently agreed upon CBA, and their agreement to participate in a summer tournament in Orlando.

MLS players skip training Monday amid owners’ threat of lockout
In response to Major League Soccer’s threat of a lockout, players from around the league declined to show up for training on Monday.

Rest of the World News

EFL confirms provisional return date of June 20 for Championship season
England’s second-tier has decided on June 20th as the restart date to the current season, with July 30th as the approximate date for the Playoff Final at Wembley Stadium.