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RSL's Royal Roundup 12-26-16

Maund is back, St. Louis has setback, World Cup expansion, and more

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Seattle Sounders FC at Real Salt Lake Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Each Monday we'll give you links to RSL, MLS and other Soccer news from the past week that you may have missed.

RSL News

  • Jeff Cassar completes US Soccer "Pro Course" pilot coaching program (along with eight other MLS coaches).
  • Jeff Attinella on the move again - the rumored move from Minnesota to RSL-Cascadia Portland is true.
  • Both Maund and Wingert are returning for the 2017 season.
  • Will Johnson won't be returning to RSL; apparently Kreis talked him into moving to Florida.

MLS News

US Soccer News

International News

  • Top stories of 2016 (according to FourFourTwo website).
  • Big surprise! FIFA confirmed that the 2018 World Cup WILL be held in Russia regardless of the doping investigations in the IOC.
  • The Pres. of FIFA still wants to expand the World Cup, here's a look at the top 5 options, FIFA's own research indicates 16 groups of 3 would work best.

Videos of the Week

Wonder goal from Germany

Also from Germany, ref gets an assist