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Royal Roundup - Nov. 6th, 2017

Vote Savarino, Kaka’s final appearance for Orlando, NASL injunction denied, Ronaldo not in Portugal squad, FIFA suspends 2 players, fracas in Toronto, and more.

MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Orlando City SC
Kaka’s final appearance for Orlando
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


  • Remember to vote Jefferson Savarino for GOTY - currently 2nd, voting continues until Nov. 14th. (MLS)
  • Future is uncertain for several RSL players. (KUTV)


  • Now that Vancouver Whitecaps is out of the playoffs, will Fredy Montero return for 2018? (MLS)
  • The 10 best free-kick takers in MLS history - and yes, Javier Morales is on the list. (FFT)
  • Kaka makes his final appearance for Orlando City in friendly to raise funds for Puerto Rico. (MLS)
  • Columbus newspaper calling on Don Garber and MLS owners to stop the transfer to Austin. (Columbus Dispatch) - if you hit a paywall there’s a transcript on (Reddit) - scroll down near bottom of comments.
  • Playoff match between Toronto FC and New York Red Bulls became heated at the half. (MLS) It continued in the tunnel which caused two players to be ejected from the game. (Waking The Red)


  • Charlotte may be out of the MLS expansion race, but their stadium plan is still in play for a USL team. (SSD)
  • NASL’s hope for injunction to remain D2 denied by judge. (ESPN) Here’s why the decision was not unexpected. (SoccerAmerica)
  • A look at the USMNT player pool - Center Backs. (Reddit)
  • The new US tax plan would eliminate tax-exempt bonds for sports stadiums. (WSJ)
  • Yet another former USMNT player enters the race for US Soccer president. (SoccerAmerica)
  • US U15 girls beat Germany twice. (SoccerAmerica)


  • Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be on the Portugal squad that faces the USMNT. (Goal)
  • Defender Kostas Manolas from Greece has been given a ban for the playoffs from FIFA for manipulating disciplinary points.
  • Coach Arsene Wenger complains about EPL refereeing after Arsenal loses to Manchester City. (PST)
  • Peruvian men’s captain suspended by FIFA for doping. (PST)
  • Scotland’s Celtic set British record with 63 undefeated domestic league games. (PST)


  • Could Chris Wingert have a future career as an actor?
  • Reminder - keep your eye on the ball!