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Royal Roundup - Dec. 18th, 2017

CCL draw, Club World Cup results, Kaka retires, the NASL hearing and more.

MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Orlando City SC Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


  • Dates and times for the Arizona Mobile Mini Sun Cup. (RSL)


  • LA Galaxy send GK Brian Rowe to Vancouver. (VWFC)
  • MLS rejected deal to send GK David Ousted to LA Galaxy. (PST)
  • Top 10 MLS teams that made Google’s trending list for 2017 - surprise for RSL. (MLS)
  • The 5 MLS teams qualified for the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League find out their opponents in tonight’s draw. (MLS)

Other US Leagues

  • NASL - Some notes from the NASL vs USSF hearing. (FRS) Audio below.
  • USL - Plan for USL team in Austin uncertain due to possible Columbus Crew move. (SSD)


  • US Women still #1 in FIFA rankings. (FRS)
  • Referee Mark Geiger selected as Video Assistant Referee for 2017 Club World Cup final. (MLS)
  • A charity soccer match for hurricane relief raised over $239,000 on Saturday. (PST)
  • Alex Morgan and Costa Rican Keylor Navas named CONCACAF players of the year (ESPN)
MLS: MLS Press Conference
Alex Morgan CONCACAF player of the year
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  • The World Players Union published a survey on women’s soccer with some very unsettling results. (FIFPro)
  • Manchester City extend win streak to 16. (ESPN)
  • A court in Brazil demanded FIFA stop using the ‘vanishing spray’ due to patent dispute. (NYT)
  • Brazilian legend Kaka announced his retirement. (Goal)
  • FA Cup final set for same day as Prince Harry’s wedding. (PST)
  • Brazilian soccer chief Marco Polo Del Nero suspended by FIFA after US files charges of racketeering and money laundering. (NYT)
  • Mexico’s Pachuca wins Club World Cup bronze. (FIFA) Real Madrid wins 5th first place title. (FIFA)


  • Audio from the NASL vs USSF hearing.
  • Best MLS coach reactions from 2018.