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Royal Roundup - Oct. 13, 2017

USMNT fallout edition.

Trinidad & Tobago v United States  - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images


  • RSL staff and players comment on USMNT failure. (SLTribune)
  • Why Albert Rusnak has been one of the best. (MLS)
  • Colorado Rapids vs RSL match preview. (MLS)


  • Most Valuable Player nominees have been announced. (MLS)
  • Newcomer of the year nominees. (MLS)
  • NYCFC forced to change venue again due to Yankee playoff conflict. (NYCFC)
  • After much speculation, Kaka will not return to Orlando City next year, but not yet retiring. (Goal)
  • MLS has raised the talent level for USMNT rivals. (Goal)
  • The last western conference playoff spots are wide open. (ESPN)

US Soccer

  • USL’s Phoenix Rising FC has bought PDL side FC Tucson. (Phoenix Rising)
  • Sunil Gulati’s agenda is to stay in power. (Guardian)
  • Judge tosses out lawsuit blocking Miami Beckham FC stadium plan. (Miami Herald)
  • US U17’s lose to Columbia, but still advance to round of 16. (US Soccer)
  • Las Vegas Lights will be the primary tenant at Cashman Field. (LVRJ)
  • Lansing United joins 4th division PDL from NPSL. (PDL)
  • US Soccer filed to get NASL lawsuit thrown out of court. (FourFourTwo)
  • Puerto Rico FC will play the rest of their NASL games in mainland stadiums. (Stadium Digest)

USMNT (who need their own sub-heading today)

  • Satire files - US Women’s Soccer demand US Men take a pay cut after failure to make World Cup. (Nutmeg)
  • US runs the gamut of emotions after World Cup failure. (SBI)
  • MLS partly to blame for failure of USMNT. (WorldSoccerTalk)
  • Media reactions to the USMNT loss. (SoccerAmerica)
  • USMNT players we’ve likely seen the last of at the international level. (Goal) And a similar list from (SBI).
  • Looking back at the last time the US missed out on the World Cup. (FourFourTwo)
  • Potential candidates for the new USMNT coach. (Goal) And a list of 5 from (ProSoccerTalk).
  • Calling for Sunil Gulati to step down after loss. (SI)
  • Rebuilding US Soccer from the ground up. (SoccerAmerica)
  • Goal Like technology in CONCACAF could have saved USMNT. (APNews)


  • Fox Sports says 2018 World Cup coverage will be unchanged after US elimination. (Goal)
  • Ireland beat Wales to advance to World Cup playoff. (ProstAmerika)
  • There’s still 9 World Cup berths to be had. What countries can still qualify? (ProSoccerTalk)


  • Video Tour of LAFC’s new stadium construction.