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Royal Roundup - Dec. 20, 2017

Caribbean Combine, CCL draw, Vanney wins again, MLS and USL expansion, and more.

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  • 30 players who should be called up for USMNT January camp - including 2 from RSL. (Goal)


  • 22 players invited to 2018 MLS Caribbean Combine. (MLS)
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger getting interest from Bundesliga clubs. (SBI)
  • Toronto FC’s Greg Vanney named CONCACAF men’s coach of the year. (ESPN)
  • Nashville expected to be named the first expansion team for this round today. (Tenn)
  • 2018 home openers for all teams. (MLS)
  • Los Angeles FC’s new stadium on track to open in April. (SSD)
  • LA Galaxy sign Venezuelan defender. (MLS)
  • DC United looking for locations to play at least two off-site home games before their new stadium is complete. (SSD)
  • What happens next with MLS expansion? (SBI)
  • New York City FC loses bid for Belmont stadium site. (SBI)

Other US Leagues

  • USL - Oakland East Bay joins for 2018. (USL)
  • USL - Former Rochester Rhino CB Joe Farrell joining Phoenix Rising. (PRFC)
  • PDL - San Francisco Glens SC - founded in 1961, is joining PDL. (MFP)


  • CONCACAF Champions League draw. (CONCACAF)
  • Manuel Lanzini charged with simulation by FA after dive vs Stoke City. (PST)
  • Spain may be banned from 2018 World Cup for govt. interference. (ESPN)
  • 100 best players in the world for 2017 (Guardian)
  • France has informed FIFA that goal-line technology has some glitches. (Fox)
  • Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium has a major mouse problem. (DailyMail)


  • Yet another GK blunder leads to goal.