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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS announces MLS Next

MLS Power Rankings, Lee Nguyen traded back to New England and Concacaf pushes back World Cup qualifying

MLS News

MLS Unveils ‘MLS Next’ brand for new academy league
Out with the Development Academy, in with MLS Next.

Power Rankings: Columbus Crew SC seize top spot as Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy soar
Union hold at number two in the MLS Power Rankings.

Nguyenter is Back: Revolution Trade for MVLee
Nguyen, 33, the team’s second leading all-time scorer (54 goals in all competitions), was acquired by the Revolution from Inter Miami in exchange for a fourth-round draft choice and $50,000 in allocation money Tuesday.

U.S. Soccer News

Carlos Bocanegra elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame, but Hope Solo snubbed
Bocanegra, who played 11 years for the national team and excelled as a defender in both MLS and several European leagues, appeared on 68.5 percent. It was his third year on the ballot.

Is the USL and MLS the Better Route for Jamaican Footballers?
In a recent article where the USL made a list of the top 10 Caribbean-born players in the league, Jamaica made up a staggering 6 of the 10 players featured – with an additional three players making the honorable mentions list.

Rest of the World News

Concacaf World Cup Qualifying start date moved to March 2021
The schedule was originally scheduled to begin in Oct. or Nov. 2020 but due to the pandemic continuing to impact all around the world, Concacaf and FIFA agreed on the change.

Ronaldo scores 100th international goal for Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo became the second male player to score 100 international goals with the first of his two strikes in Portugal’s 2-0 Nations League victory over Sweden on Tuesday.