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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Blake and Aaronson up for MLS is Back Awards

MLS is Back Final preview, Zimmerman extends his stay with Nashville and Miami may have signed their third DP

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Philadelphia Union News

VOTE: Blake, Aaronson lead tournament nominations
Blake is nominated for Player of the Tournament, Golden Gloves for best goalie of the tournament, and the tournament Best XI. Aaronson is nominated as the Best Young Player of the Tournament and tournament Best XI.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: Your tactical preview of Portland-Orlando City in the MLS is Back Tournament Final
The MLS is Back Tournament began 33 days ago, with a field of 26 teams that would soon contract to 24 as FC Dallas and Nashville SC were withdrawn amid a cluster of positive COVID-19 tests. As the competition got off the ground, the focus was not so much on the results on the pitch, but rather the results of the coronavirus tests that were being administered to everyone inside the bubble every 48 hours.

Beckham’s Inter Miami set to sign World Cup-winner Matuidi from Juventus - sources
Sources told ESPN that Matuidi has taken a pay cut to secure the move, and he will be reunited with Beckham, after the pair played together for Paris Saint-Germain back in 2013, just before the Englishman retired.

Nashville SC extends Zimmerman through 2023
Nashville acquired Zimmerman from LAFC on Feb. 11, giving up $950,000 in allocation money and a 2020 international roster spot. The club could pay LAFC another $300,000 in allocation money this year and next if Zimmerman meets certain benchmarks

U.S. Soccer News

Reports: Antonee Robinson heading to Sheffield United
Sheffield United has had a bid of roughly $2.6 million accepted by Wigan Athletic for Robinson’s services, Sky Sports reported Monday.

Rest of the World News

Manchester United into Europa League semifinals on Bruno Fernandes penalty
United had been frustrated all night by a resilient Copenhagen side during the first 90 minutes, mainly in part due to two scoring attempts that had been fended off by the woodwork.

Lukaku leads Inter Milan to Europa League semifinals
The win sets up a semifinal against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk or FC Basel of Switzerland, who meet on Tuesday.