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Royal Roundup - Nov. 8th, 2017

MLS teams start to make roster moves, Friedel to coach NER, Rogers and Pirlo retire, USMNT players called in, VAR not going well in Germany, and more.

Tottenham Hotspur v Hull City - Premier League
Brad Friedel heading to New England
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  • Voting for Goal of the Year continues, and Jefferson Savarino is still in 2nd. (MLS)


  • Proposed change in transfer fees could give teams an incentive to sell homegrown players. (FFT)
  • Atlanta United looking into starting USL 2nd team. (Metro)
  • 10 things learned from conference semis. (WST)
  • Seattle Sounders working on extending contract extension for Clint Dempsey. (PST)
  • Atlanta United turned down record offers for Miguel Almiron and Josef Martinez. (TheScore)
  • Anthony Precourt’s letter to the people of Columbus. (Howler)
  • LA Galaxy cut ties with five homegrown players. (MLS), and former Galaxy player Robbie Rogers has announced his retirement. (LAG)
  • Orlando City has announced it’s end of season roster update. (OCSC)
  • New England Revolution set to hire Brad Friedel as coach. (Goal)
  • Toronto FC in precarious position following halftime brawl. (SBI)
  • Andrea Pirlo hangs up his boots. (FFT)


  • A simple, but radical way MLS can help improve the USMNT. (ASN)
  • Jill Ellis experiment with the USWNT paying off. (USSoccer)
  • Interim coach Dave Sarachan calls in 21 players to camp for friendlies vs Portugal. (USSoccer)
  • Kyle Martino has also joined the race for US Soccer president. (SBI)
  • Opinion piece - Don Garber: Major League Sleaze. (BSF)
  • Americans abroad - what USMNT players in other leagues are up to. (Goal)
  • (PST) has opened their annual Big American Soccer Poll.


  • West Ham United fires coach Slaven Bilic. (PST) David Moyes has been hired as replacement. (USSP)
  • Players to get more power to leave clubs under new contract between the international players union FIFPro and FIFA. (PST)
  • UEFA has proposed a new Global Nations League competition. (MLS)
  • German Bundesliga trial with VAR is not going smoothly. (PST)


  • Instant Replay - conference semifinal edition.
  • How to score directly from kickoff.