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Royal Roundup - Oct. 18, 2017

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports


  • Knee injury on Tony Beltran may end his season. (SLTribune)
  • Can RSL’s season turnaround last? (ESPN)
  • Albert Rusnak continues to get media attention. (Goal)
  • Luis Silva nominated for MLS comeback player of the year. (MLS)
  • And of course Mike Petke (along with 18 others) for Coach of the Year. (MLS)
  • RSL made quite a hit trolling FC Dallas this week. (MLS)


  • Sacramento Republic gets jersey sponsor to enhance MLS expansion bid. (ESPN)
  • Columbus Crew SC to move to Austin TX? (TheScore)
  • Columbus facing uphill battle to retain Crew. (ESPN)
  • What teams performed best on national TV. (FourFourTwo)
  • If Crew move to Austin, how could it affect MLS expansion? (S.I.)
  • NYCFC playoff venue situation remains a mystery. (EOS)


  • US U17 team did a 5-0 blowout of Paraguay to advance - highlights below. (Goal) Will face England in the quarterfinals. (MLS)
  • US has some world-class U17 players. (SoccerAmerica)
  • USMNT to face Portugal in November friendly. (TheScore)
  • One key MLS policy change that would help the USMNT. (FourFourTwo)
  • Sunil Gulati offered NASL an olive branch - which they refused. (SoccerAmerica)
  • Factors that contributed to US Soccer’s downfall. (Goal)
  • What can other US leagues learn from NASL’s problems? (USSP)
  • Some name dropping for the USMNT coaching job. (SBI)


  • English side Newcastle United is up for sale! (PST)
  • An Indonesian goalkeeper died after collision with teammate during game. (PST)
  • New FIFA rankings are out - and US went up. How is that possible? (SoccerAmerica)


  • Weah’s 2nd goal from US-U17’s 5-0 rout of Paraguay.
  • Full highlights of the US vs Paraguay match.