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Royal Roundup - June 23, 2017

Academy Playoffs, Vieira staying put as rivalry grows, Confederations Cup rolls on, and more.

Soccer: Republic of Ireland vs Mexico
Salcedo injured for Mexico
Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports


  • Monarchs Sebastian Velasquez featured by USL.
  • RSL’s U-15/16 team won their first Academy Playoff group stage game; and the U-17/18 did likewise! (here’s the Academy Playoff website)


Other US Leagues

  • NASL/NISA & USL expansion news and rumors.
  • Ft. Lauderdale Strikers assets sold for $5,100 to.... Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards!
  • Starting Pro/Rel from the bottom up (or at least from D3).
  • NWSL news updates.


  • US U-20 GK Jonathan Klinsman (yes, the son of Jurgen) may be heading to Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.
  • FIFA has approved Israeli Kenny Saief’s one time change to the USMNT.



  • Watch Portuguese player Bruma unleash a great volley.