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Royal Roundup - May 8th, 2017

Remembering Eskandarian, Sapong x3, U-17’s win - then lose, Man. City gets banned, and more

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New England Revolution v Philadelphia Union
Triple Sapong for the win
Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images



  • Leading the table in May doesn’t mean much in MLS.
  • Five Mexican national team players MLS should be targeting.
  • Best under the radar signing in MLS for 2017 (so far...).
  • Attn Fantasy Players - Houston’s Erick Torres will be sidelined due to concussion.
  • Philadelphia finally get a win thanks to an 11 minute hat trick from C.J. Sapong in what NYRB fans may call “The Debacle on the Delaware”.
  • Who’s going to be the 2nd coach fired in 2017?
  • 5 MLS throwback uniforms that don’t need to return.


Women’s Leagues

  • NWSL April team of the month announced.
  • The NWSL has a 7 goal thriller.
  • D2 United Women’s Soccer (UWS) kicks off this weekend for Eastern/Midwest teams. Western teams (including RSL Women) must wait until the 20th.
  • D2 Women’s Premier League Soccer (WPSL) also kicks off on the 13th.




Beyond the Pitch - RSL’s newest promotional clip

The GK save that gave Seattle the cup (with commentary from players)