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Royal Roundup May 5th, 2017

One more for Villa, LAFC’s coaching search, USL/NASL expansion, Bayern champs (again), US U-17’s on cusp and more...

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MLS: Orlando City SC at New York City FC Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports



  • Nashville SC’s owner just bought a majority stake of the team to strengthen MLS bid.
  • Detroit expansion makes sense for the city, but does it make sense for MLS?
  • David Villa signs on for one more season.
  • Columbus fan uses a scarf to propose.
  • Which MLS coaches are under the most pressure.
  • Is the “old guard” of MLS coaches changing?
  • A leading candidate for LAFC’s head coach has emerged.
  • LA teams seem to insist on having Mexican players.



  • US Men’s U-17 will face Cuba today at 4:30 Utah time. You can follow along using the Gametracker, or stream on Youtube.
  • Like RSL, the USMNT is also having a center-back injury crisis; and it looks like Bill Hamid is the leading candidate for GK in the long term.


  • A FIFA realignment or power grab?
  • Bayern Munich wins 5th consecutive Bundesliga title.
  • (Satire) Everything you wanted to know (or not) about the Canadian Championship.
  • A new method for PK shootout is going to be tested this week.
  • The Czech Soccer Federation has been raided by police.


U-17 World Cup qualifier Honduras vs USA (highlights)

Or full game for the ultimate effect.