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Royal Roundup - August 18th, 2017

Forbes list, Orlando players fined, Le Toux released, Valeri honored, Yedlin back in training, Lloyd nominated for award, and much more.

2015 MLS Cup - Portland Timbers v Columbus Crew SC
Valeri earns honor



  • Forbes list of the MLS team values (and the Soapbox’s opinion if you haven’t read it yet)
  • Colorado Rapids front office statement on the team’s goals - club needs to evolve. (Denver Post).
  • A look at Minnesota’s new stadium features (FourFourTwo)
  • Wed. match recap - Impact dowse the Fire. (Goal)
  • Orlando City players fined by MLS DisCo., Orlando and Red Bulls warned over mass confrontation. (MLS)
  • Veteran Sebastien Le Toux and D.C. United agree to contract termination. (MLS)
  • Diego Valeri becomes 18th player to join the 50/50 club. (MLS)
  • Did Pablo Mastroeni deserve better? (Soccer America)
  • D.C. United sign former goalkeeper for Columbus Crew. (Goal)
  • Cincinnati made a strong showing in USOC, but citizens group is urging MLS to accept Nippert Stadium plan over new one. (Soccer by Ives)
Baby Blues -

Other US Leagues

  • NWSL team Sky Blue FC coach resigns unexpectedly. (Empire of Soccer)
  • Preseason top 25 Women’s College teams - Utah and BYU make the list! (Soccer America)



  • US International Christian Pulisic becoming an important piece for Borussia Dortmund. (Soccer America)
  • Serie A season preview of all teams (Soccer by Ives).
  • Top 6 Mexican players in MLS history. (FourFourTwo)
  • 3-time UEFA Champions League winner Victor Valdes is retiring. (NBC Sports)
  • The first woman referee in the Bundesliga is set to take the field. (NBC Sports)


  • Best goals from MLS Wk. 23.