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Royal Roundup - Oct. 4th, 2017

Petke best dressed vote, MLS Expansion, Atlanta first loss in new stadium, USL D2 application, Germany fined, Barcelona on strike, and more.

Manchester United v Real Salt Lake Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images


  • Vote for Mike Petke on the best dressed coaches poll. (MLS)
  • Picture gallery from the LAG vs RSL match. (ProstAmerika)
  • Youth has vindicated Mike Petke’s changes. (FourFourTwo)


  • Nashville just took a big lead in the expansion race. (MLS)
  • Satire files - Colorado Rapids fan upset that “Thoughts and Prayers” didn’t help team. (Nutmeg)
  • Chicago Fire playmaker Michael de Leeuw is out for rest of season with torn ACL. (Goal)
  • Columbus Crew’s Federico Higuain signed a 1 year contract extension. (Columbus Crew)
  • Present state of the MLS Expansion Race. (SBI)
  • Atlanta United striker Greg Garza out for 4-6 weeks. (MLS)
  • Top 5 General Managers / Technical Directors of 2017. (MLS)
  • Atlanta United lose first game in their new stadium - to Minnesota. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • Opinion - If MLS cares about it’s integrity FC Dallas must forfeit. (Metro) - Cleats


  • Women’s college soccer roundup. (EOS)
  • 5 thoughts on the USMNT roster. (Goal)
  • USMNT hoping for home-field advantage in Orlando. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • San Francisco FC owner pulls plug on USL expansion plan. (SoccerAmerica)
  • USL submitted it’s D2 application to US Soccer promising “Full Compliance” for 2018. (SI)


  • FIFA has fined Germany for racist chants at World Cup qualifier. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • How the world has reacted to the Las Vegas shooting. (Goal)
  • La Liga’s Barcelona joined in the Catalonia general strike Tuesday. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • NYCFC’s Patrick Vieira had discussions with Saint Etienne for coaching position. (Goal)
  • For the first time in 10 years, Italy has unveiled a new crest for their national team. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • If Catalonia wins Independence what will happen to it’s soccer teams - and the Spanish national team? (Express) and the (Independent)
  • Stan Kroenke bidding $695 million to buy Arsenal shares from Russian investors - it would give him 97% ownership. (ProSoccerTalk)


  • MLS Instant Replay (weekend edition).