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Royal Roundup - Nov. 1, 2017

Vote Savarino for GOTY, LV Lights logo, NASL hearing, USWNT team named, and more.

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MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Real Salt Lake
Vote Savarino for GOTY
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  • Vote Jefferson Savarino for Goal of the Year. (MLS)


  • Patrick Vieira has no interest in European clubs or USA post. (Goal)
  • Could the Chicago Fire move downtown? (Hot Time)
  • Columbus Crew relocation would be a threat to MLS growth. (S&S)
  • Precourt Sports Venture [Columbus Crew ownership] falls for email hoax, and reveals some surprising details. (Massive Report)
  • Texas judge wants DA to question MLS about the potential Columbus Crew move for conflict of interest. (Statesman) - Here’s a link to the whole letter (Scribed)
  • Poor field conditions brought up again after playoff game in Houston. (FourFourTwo)
  • MLS end of year award finalists. (MLS)
  • After expansion to 28 teams, MLS faces playoff scheduling problems. (FourFourTwo). And Grant Wahl at (Sports Illustrated) also calls for a change.


  • Las Vegas Lights FC reveal new logo. (LVRJ)
  • A look at the USMNT Right Back player pool. (Reddit)
  • Former England and Crystal Palace coach Sam Allardyce admits interest in USA job. (Goal)
  • NASL standouts who should be on MLS team radars. (FourFourTwo)
  • NASL finally gets it’s day in court - ruling TBD. (SBI) - notes of the hearing can be found (here).
  • USWNT coach Jill Ellis names roster of 23 for friendlies vs Canada. (Goal)


  • Australia testing issuing cards for coach and staff misbehavior. (PST)
  • FIFA dilemma - Club World Cup or Confederations Cup? (USSP)
  • Russia admits some stadium locations are delayed, but no crisis. (PST)
  • Former attaché of CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb sentenced to 15 months in prison for racketeering. (Reuters)


  • Instant Replay - playoff edition