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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Ray Gaddis helps form Black Players Coalition

Cincinnati extends DP’s loan, Miami close to buying former Atlanta player from Mexico and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Ray Gaddis on board of newly formed MLS Black Players Coalition
Philadelphia Union defender Ray Gaddis is one of eleven board members, with Justin Morrow serving as the coalition’s first Executive Director. Former Union striker CJ Sapong is also a board member, and over 70 black players are members of the coalition thus far.

MLS News

Deal done: Jurgen Locadia to remain with FC Cincinnati until at least 2021
Locadia showed his quality from the off, with a goal and a team-leading four shots and three shots on goal in two games. He currently leads all MLS players who have played a minimum of 40 minutes with 6.21 shots per 90 minutes.

Sources: West Ham’s Winston Reid heading back to Sporting KC to resume loan
Reid is expected to fly to the United States early next week from England, where he was sorting his visa when the 2020 MLS season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He should be available for the MLS is Back Tournament, which begins July 8 in Florida.

Report: Leandro Gonzalez Pirez returning to MLS with Inter Miami
The connections between Atlanta and Miami are obvious with former United VP Paul McDonough now serving as Miami’s Sporting Director. It seems like they’ve decided to invest quite a bit of money in a known commodity like LGP to sure up their backline.

Whitecaps fans ‘revolt’ in aftermath of team firing CEO Mark Pannes
Fans flood social media with declarations of season ticket cancellations: “To fire Mark Pannes without cause, it’s just mind-boggling. To me, it was the last straw. There’s nothing left to suggest that I have anything to support anymore.”

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Bruno Fernandes penalty earns Manchester United draw with Mourinho’s Spurs
Manchester United drew 1-1 with Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham in the restart of each club’s Premier League campaign on Friday night.