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Royal Roundup - August 2, 2017

Transfer news, Beckham finally near finish line, All Star Game, USL discussing fate of MLS2 teams, Keane to India and more.

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MLS: Colorado Rapids at Toronto FC
MacMath out after knee surgery
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  • RSL places high on list of 7 best young cores in MLS.
  • With his career potentially winding down, here’s the Kyle Beckerman story from RSL.


  • Every team’s best-ever player - do you agree with the choices?
  • LA Galaxy star Jelle Van Damme has an offer from Belgian club Royal Antwerp, and Seattle Sounder’s Joevin Jones will join the Bundusliga team SV Darmstadt in January. DC United in talks with Nigel de Jong.
  • Is DC United owner looking to sell?
  • 5 plays from this season that VAR could have changed the game outcome. Michael Bradley is evidently not a fan.
  • Don Garber indicates that Beckham’s expansion team is finally at the finish line.
  • Some are calling for the All-Star Game to go back to East vs West, and here’s why MLS shouldn’t change. Can we learn to like the ASG?
  • Colorado Rapids GK Zac MacMath out for 4-6 weeks after knee surgery.
  • Detroit closing in on stadium site for expansion bid.
  • Ignacio Piatti in contract extension talks with Montreal Impact.

Other US Leagues


  • US Women come back from 3-1 down to beat Brazil.
  • Los Angeles has evidently reached an agreement with the IOC to host the 2028 Olympics.
  • US Soccer’s diverging pyramid structure - can both MLS/USL’s “Path to Pro” or NASL’s PRO/REL coexist?
  • A Bethesda SC college bound player is facing deportation.



  • Instant Replay with Simon Borg