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Royal Roundup March 31, 2017

RSL Coach and match guide, New player for Chicago, Scouts seen in Dallas, Rooney warned, VAR used again, and more.

FC Dallas v New York Red Bulls
Petke named coach
Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls



  • Satire files - Chicago fans arrested for shouting FIRE at airport.
  • Quite a few European team scouts are in Dallas ahead of the CCL match vs Pachuca.
  • Injury reports - in addition to LAG’s Lletget, Atlanta’s Joseph Martinez is out with a quad injury, and Montreal’s Ignacio Piatti is out with a groin injury.
  • MLS is once again the most diverse league in North America.




In a facepalm moment, a reporter asked newly arrived Bastian Schweinsteiger if the Fire can win the World Cup.

Here’s the Mike Petke interview on becoming coach (longer version).