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Royal Roundup - Nov. 10, 2017

MLS best-of lists start rolling, PRO satisfied with VAR, NASL appeal proceeding, Greek officials to stand trial, Neymar causing trouble, and more.

Chivas USA v FC Dallas
Former RSL backup wins GK of the Year.
Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images


  • Only 3 more days to vote Jefferson Savarino for GOTY. (MLS)
  • Danilo Acosta made the lists of 2017’s top 5 teens. (MLS)
  • RSL lands 5 players on the best MLS Positional Rankings from (Goal)
  • RSL has 2 players named in the 20 best American U20 players. (FFT)


  • Julian Gressel from Atlanta United named MLS Rookie of the Year. (AUFC)
  • Nashville has approved MLS stadium funding if they’re given expansion team. (PST)
  • Howard Webb from PRO is satisfied with how VAR works for MLS. (ESPN)
  • Justin Mapp and Chris Rolf announce retirements from soccer. (Goal)
  • How will Kaka and Andrea Pirlo be remembered in MLS? (ESPN)
  • Montreal Impact set to hire Remi Garde formerly of EPL’s Aston Villa as coach. (PST)
  • Who are the most overpaid under-performers in MLS? - one of them is from RSL. (Goal)
  • Biggest needs for the non-playoff teams. (SBI)
  • Tim Melia named MLS GK of the Year. (Goal)
  • Ike Opara named MLS Defender of the Year. (PST)


  • NASL’s appeal timeline has been set. (SA)
  • Is Sam Allardyce a good choice for USMNT coach? (PST)
  • US Soccer presidential electors have until Nov. 27th to change support for candidates. (SA)
  • NCAA women’s Division 1 tournament begins today. (SA)


  • 28 soccer officials from Greece to stand trial for match fixing. (PST)
  • Neymar is apparently causing rifts at Paris-Saint Germaine. (Goal)
  • CONCACAF is close to starting it’s own version of the proposed Nations League. (Reuters)
  • Fans in Hong Kong defy China’s national anthem law. (Reuters)
  • Official ball for 2018 Russia World Cup unveiled. (MLS)
  • FIFA human rights advisers calling for more details on Russia and Qatar stadium sites. (Reuters)