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Royal Roundup - Nov. 3rd, 2017

Vote Savarino, Sparrow at UofU, Deric suspended, Detroit’s MLS bid, Klinsman to coach in Mexico? and more.

MLS: Western Conference Semifinal-Portland Timbers at Houston Dynamo
Houston’s Deric suspended.
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  • Remember to Vote Jefferson Savarino for Goal of the Year. (MLS)
  • Connor Sparrow visits UofU Hospital cancer unit. (RSL)
  • RSL Academy player Diran Bebekian has been called up to the Armenia U19 camp. (RSL)
  • You likely already read it here on the Soapbox, but here’s the Savarino announcement from (SLTribune)
  • Kyle Beckerman’s lack of hair also caught the attention of (PST).

MLS - Cleats

Other US Leagues

  • How the USL franchise agreement relates to the NASL vs USSF lawsuit. (Soccer Takes)
  • Following the English Football Assoc. pattern, USL trademarks 4 new league names. (S&ST)
  • Bethlehem Steel FC announce roster moves for 2018. (Bethlehem Steel)
  • US Women’s College soccer roundup. (EOS)
  • Ford family offers Ford Field to bolster Detroit’s MLS expansion bid. (SBI)


  • Sunil Gulati’s 2nd in command now in the running to replace him. (ESPN)
  • USMNT is exclusionary, and that’s why they failed to make the World Cup. (Jacobin Mag)
  • US Men play Portugal on the 14; let the roster predictions commence! (SBI)(PST)
  • U20 standout GK Jonathan Gonzalez has chosen to play for USMNT (SBI)
  • How will the US Soccer presidential election work? (PST)


  • EPL clubs are great at identifying young talent, but not promoting them. (World Soccer)
  • Ukraine police detain 52 people for fan violence before UEFA Champions League. (PST)
  • Tottenham Hotspur roll past Real Madrid. (PST)
  • England names squad for friendly matches with Brazil and Germany. (PST)
  • Could Jurgen Klinsman be the next coach for Liga MX side Tijuana? (PST)


  • Chris Wingert in the final MLS “Beat the Pro” crossbar challenge.
  • What happens when a team has more fans than it’s stadium is capable of holding?