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Royal Roundup - Oct. 23, 2017

What if’s for RSL, new MLS attendance record, ASG to Atlanta, more mud slung in the NASL lawsuit, USMNT interim coach named, and more.

MLS: Sporting KC at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

RSL

  • With the season over, the what-if’s begin. (SLTribune)

MLS

  • MLS sets new attendance record, passes Serie A and Ligue 1’s average. (S.I.)
  • Pete Vagenas out as LA Galaxy GM. (ESPN)
  • Montreal Impact fire head coach Mauro Biello. (SBI)
  • Rumor confirmed - Atlanta to host 2018 All Star Game. (The Score)
  • The 5 worst teams in MLS Playoff history. (FourFourTwo)
  • What Columbus can learn from San Jose’s team relocation. (FourFourTwo)
  • Fan reaction to the goal that sent the San Jose Earthquakes to the playoffs equaled a 2.17 on the Richter Scale. (SJE)
  • Austin reportedly looking at which city parks it could use for new soccer stadium for Columbus Crew move. (Austin Monitor)
  • New England Revolution reportedly interviewing Brad Friedel and NY Cosmos Giovanni Savarese for head coaching job. (MLS)
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USA

  • In the ongoing NASL vs USSoccer lawsuit, NASL contends the US marketing arm SUM tried to kill the NY Cosmos. The $5 million offer came from NYCFC’s club president for the Cosmos’ naming rights. (NYCFC Nation)
  • NASL now claims they have 6 new teams lined up for next year - if they can stay D2. (Soccer America)
  • Rumor mill churns out new odds out for USMNT coach. (CBS Sports)
  • Long term Bruce Arena assistant coach Dave Sarachan named USMNT interim coach. (Goal)

World

  • US star Megan Rapinoe blasts FIFA as “Old, Male and Stale”. (Yahoo Sports)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo voted FIFA men’s best player. (The Score)
  • Zinedine Zidane voted FIFA men’s coach of the year. (The Score)

Video

  • Fan throws beer at Jozy Altidore, Sebastian Giovinco takes a sip.
  • Instant Replay with Simon Borg.