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Royal Roundup - Nov. 15, 2017

Chelis returns to coaching in the US, Yaya Toure to MLS?, USMNT news, MLS offseason calendar, and more.

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SuperLiga 2010 - Chivas USA v Puebla
Chelis back in the US
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  • Some RSL Academy grads are heading to the NCAA finals. (RSL)


  • The not-so-free agents in MLS. (FFT)
  • A Columbus brewery wants to buy the Crew to keep the team local. (PST)
  • New York City FC looking to sign Yaya Toure for 2018. (PST)
  • Brad Friedel feels prepared for his first professional coaching job. (SBI)
  • Atlanta United will launch USL team for 2018. (MLS)
  • MLS offseason calendar released. (MLS)

Other US Leagues

  • Cincinnati FC looks to finalize stadium funding next week. (Cincinnati)
  • NASL’s arguments for appeal vs USSF. (SA)
  • Didier Drogba, the player/owner of USL’s Phoenix Rising will retire at the end of 2018. (SBI)
  • Louisville City win USL title! (USL)
  • Austin Texas’ USL hopeful in limbo; organizer says he had no contact with Crew’s Precurt. (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Former Chivas USA coach “Chelis” hired by USL’s Las Vegas Lights. (MLS)
Yes you see this right!
Las Vegas Lights FC


  • 1,834 days by Christian Pulisic. (Players Tribune)
  • Missing the 2018 World Cup could accelerate youth moves to Europe. (FFT)
  • USMNT will play Bosnia in the first friendly of 2018. (PST)
  • USMNT youth shows well in draw vs Portugal. (MLS)
  • 48 players called in for US U14 camp - including one from Lehi’s La Roca SC. (SA)


  • Italy misses first World Cup for the first time in 60 years. (PST)
  • A look at a hypothetical tournament of teams not in the World Cup. (PST)