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Royal Roundup - June 19th, 2017

RSL won a game!, Villa passes 50, LAFC player added, Fire undefeated in 8, Confederations Cup begins, IFAB wants rule changes, and more.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at New York City FC
Villa passes 50!
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  • Who’s going to be the stand-in for Albert Rusnak?
  • Recap of the RSL vs MUFC game from MLS, and from SL Tribune.
  • Yura Movsisyan’s goal celebration got some notice by MLS, and Justen Glad praised for his role.
  • Mike Petke finally has options for starting 11 in games.


Other US Leagues


  • U20 defender Erik Palmer Brown drawing interest from Dutch giants Ajax and other Euro. clubs.
  • Bruce Arena confirms that 2nd or 3rd place in Hex is goal, chances of catching Mexico are slim.


  • FIFA will evidently get tough on gay slurs and mass confrontation, starting during Confederation’s Cup, and Russia has reportedly begun banning fans from some games.
  • The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has proposed new rule changes for discussion - including clock stopping to deter time wasting!
  • Chilean journalist scammed by cab driver in Russia during Confederation’s Cup.
  • FIFA’s human rights problem in Russia and Qatar; and bribery scandals enter a new phase.
  • Here’s a look at where some frequent World Cup teams stand in qualifications.


  • Finally some RSL highlights worth watching!