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Royal Roundup - Dec. 29th, 2017

Villarreal heading to OCSC, Rapids owner Kronke sued, Liverpool makes record transfer deal, Wagner staying with Huddersfield, and more.

Real Salt Lake v Sporting Kansas City Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

RSL

  • Luke Mulholland makes the list of MLS Moments of Unintentional Comedy. (Reddit)

MLS

  • MLS Superdraft 2018 order tracker. (MLS)
  • LA Galaxy trade Jose Villarreal to Orlando City for 2019 3rd round draft pick. (LAG)
  • The new off-season trend in MLS. (USSP)
  • Colorado Rapids / Arsenal FC owner Stan Kroenke is being sued by St. Louis city for breach of contract over NFL team. (Bloomberg)
  • The “America First” experiment didn’t work for early MLS, and lawmakers shouldn’t push for it’s return. (Bloomberg)

Other US Leagues

  • NASL sent a letter to US Soccer about concerns in the presidential election. (NASL)
  • USL - Oklahoma Energy FC re-sign Jose Angulo. (USL)
  • USL - An open letter thanking fans for making 2017 a historic year. (USL)

USA

  • Top 10 USMNT goals of 2017. (SBI)
  • Profiles of all 8 US Soccer presidential candidates. (Yahoo)
  • Top 10 US Soccer news items of 2017. (SBI)
  • Sports Illlustrated’s Grant Wahl made his annual 2018 predictions. (SI)

International

  • Columbian defender Rinson Lopez admits to falsifying nationality to play on Ecuador’s national team. (PST)
  • A week after stepping down from Russia’s FA, Vitaly Mutko also forced out as chairman of World Cup ‘18 committee. (ESPN)
  • Liverpool makes record £75million transfer for defender Virgil van Dijk. (SN)
  • Huddersfield Town coach David Wagner declines position with Hoffenheim. (ESPN)
  • Soccer legend George Weah just got elected president of Liberia. (Reuters)
  • FIFA president Gianni Infantino believes US Soccer has to change. (Twitter)

Media