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Royal Roundup - Oct. 11, 2017

Kreis speaks out, Kaka retiring?, Johnson back in training, NWSL final set, US U17 win again, UEFA qualifying, and more.

New York City FC v Orlando City SC Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images


  • RSL trying to lock up it’s young talent. (SL Tribune)
  • Slovakia is eliminated from UEFA World Cup qualifying playoffs - Albert Rusnak’s dream won’t come true this time (SBI)

MLS - Rhymes with Orange


  • North Carolina Courage advance to NWSL final. (PST)
  • Portland Thorns beat Orlando to make the NWSL final. (SoccerAmerica)
  • US U17’s beat Ghana 1-0. (SoccerAmerica)
  • US teens gaining momentum and confidence after beating Ghana. (SBI)
  • Why is US Soccer reluctant to promote the US Open Cup? (BlizzardUK)
  • Residents of Boise Idaho are pushing for a soccer stadium. (KTVB)
  • Bruce Arena would like to see one of the top European teams try to make it through the CONCACAF hex challenges. (Goal)
  • Time to clean house after US loses to T&T. (FourFourTwo)


  • FIFA can learn from Norway’s equal pay for men’s and women’s national teams. (SI)
  • U17 World Cup results and group standings. (SoccerAmerica)
  • Giving up World Cup may end the diplomatic “Qatar Crisis”. (PST)
  • Australia beat Syria to set up World Cup qualifier with CONCACAF 4th place. (TheScore)
  • Iceland becomes the smallest European nation to qualify for UEFA World Cup finals. (SoccerAmerica)


  • U17 highlights for Ghana vs USA