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Royal Roundup - Oct. 6th, 2017

Acosta interviewed, MLS expansion updates, MLS records, USMNT and more.


  • The MLS Best Dressed Coach poll is still ongoing - and Mike Petke is still in! VOTE NOW (MLS)
  • UofU’s Rice-Eccles Stadium survived the first cut for World Cup ‘26 host site! (SI)
  • An excellent interview / profile of Danny Acosta. (SBI)
  • RSL U17’s head to KC for Generation Adidas tourney. (RSL)


  • Atlanta fan charged with assault for hitting ref. with bottle during game. (AJC)
  • Yet another opinion piece on the still undecided FC Dallas forfeiture situation. (USSoccerPlayers)
  • Louisville City FC step up their expansion plan with stadium deal. (Stadium Digest)
  • FC Cincinnati continue to work on their stadium plan. (Stadium Digest)
  • Tentative deal reached for Detroit stadium site. (Freep)
  • Playoff Scenarios - New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City can clinch on Saturday. (MLS)
  • Atlanta breaks attendance record again! (Twitter)
  • Remember the legal challenge to David Beckham’s stadium plan? Here’s a primer and current status. (Reddit)
  • The next two MLS expansion teams will be announced “around Dec. 19-20”. (ESPN)
  • MLS player salary data has been released by the player’s union. (Washington Post)
  • MLS records broken, and those that could be broken in 2017. (MLS)
A Frickin Headlock! - Andy Capp


  • ESPNU will air the USL Championship game. (USL)
  • Then and now - how much has changed for USMNT support in Florida. (SoccerAmerica)
  • US vs Panama - three keys to the game. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • USMNT goalkeeper battle continues during final two Hex games. (SBI)
  • CONCACAF World Cup ‘18 qualifying scenarios. (ProSoccerTalk)


  • The U-17 World Cup kicked off very early this morning. Here’s the standings and schedule and where to watch. (MLS)
  • Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay plan to bid for World Cup ‘30. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • England and Germany qualify for WC ‘18. (ProSoccerTalk)


  • Best of MLS team videos - September edition.
  • Yet another GK own goal.