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Royal Roundup - August 21, 2017

Piatti show in Montreal, Jelle back to Belgium, NWSL record set, U15s lose final, USMNT history, and more.

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Pearce done for season.
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  • Recap of the Ignacio Piatti show in Montreal, and why RSL’s good stats were irrelevant. (SL Trib)


  • Honoring his request, LA Galaxy send Jelle van Damme back to Belgium. (ProSoccerTalk) You can read his farewell letter to fans here. (MLS)
  • Disciplinary Committee will incorporate VAR into it’s evaluations. (SL Trib)
  • 20,000+ fans pack new Atlanta stadium for training session. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • NYCFC architects visited the old Belmont Park site last week; a site once considered by the Cosmos. (Empire of Soccer)
  • 13 MLS players named to Canada roster for Sept. 2nd friendly vs Jamaica. (MLS)
  • Kaka served his red card suspension alongside Orlando City supporters. (MLS)
  • Tim Howard speaks about Pablo Mastroeni getting fired. (Sports Illustrated)
  • Chris Wondolowski becomes first MLS player to score 10+ goals in 8 consecutive seasons. (ProstAmerica)
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Other US Leagues

  • Utah Region 9 soccer preview. (St George news)
  • Sky Blue FC as star Christie Pearce out for rest of season. Their coach quit earlier this month, but they did go on to beat Seattle Reign Saturday (Empire of Soccer), where Sam Kerr set a NWSL record for scoring 4 goals in one game. (Soccer America)
  • Boston Breakers Amanda Da Costa scores in her farewell match. (ProstAmerica)
  • North Carolina Courage notch season’s 13th win. (ProstAmerica)




  • Oops - backpass leads to own goal.
  • Goal celebration leads to ACL tear.