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Royal Roundup - Dec. 15th, 2017

Foo Fighters day out with RSL, Beckham back in LA?, Nagbe sent to Atlanta, Portland picks coach, NASL appeal, Pulisic wins POTY, and more.

MLS: Western Conference Semifinal-Houston Dynamo at Portland Timbers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports


  • Academy grad Corey Baird earns 3rd NCAA title with Stanford. (RSL)
  • The Foo Fighters have a day out with RSL. (DN)
  • Real Monarchs add defender Konrad Plewa. (RSL)


  • Beckham’s Miami ownership group restructures at the 11th hour. (ESPN)
  • Clint Dempsey signs one year extension with Seattle Sounders. (ESPN)
  • Darlington Nagbe moving to Atlanta United in record-breaking transfer. (Timbers) How will he fit in at Atlanta? (SBI)
  • Two players picked in Wednesday’s Waiver Draft. (MLS)
  • Gallery of Los Angeles FC’s new stadium progress. (Prost)
  • Official - Portland Timbers finally get their coach; NY Cosmos now need one. (Goal)
  • Satire files - 1,000 MLS “Balance of power shifts to eastern conference” articles are waiting to launch. (Nutmeg)
  • Josh Sargent gives honest bad review of MLS. (Deadspin)
  • LAFC traded another of their expansion draft pick players. (Goal)
  • Satire files - LA Galaxy announce David Beckham signing. (Nutmeg)

Other US Leagues

  • NWSL - Sky Blue FC sign Brazilian MF Thaisa Moreno. (SBFC)
  • USL - Sam Fink returns home to Saint Louis FC. (SLFC)
  • UWS - 9 players named All Americans by United Soccer Coaches. (UWS)
  • NASL - The appeal hearing vs US Soccer is today. (SSD)


  • 8 of the candidates for US Soccer President have met the requirements for the election. (USSoccer)
  • The politics of US Soccer. (FFT)
  • US Soccer looking to alter role of the federation president before vote. (SBI)
  • American Outlaws celebrate 10 years. (USSoccer)
  • Christian Pulisic named 2017 US Soccer male player of the year. (SBI)


  • Real Madrid have to come from behind to reach Club World Cup final. (PST)
  • Manchester City wins record breaking 15 consecutive games. (PST)
  • Argentina’s Independiente wins the Copa Sudamericana. (PST)


  • Foo Fighters vs RSL
  • Anyone you know?