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Royal Roundup - August 23, 2017

Rancid captains, Jones goes AWOL, NYCFC relocated, 426 teams rated, Ronaldo loses appeal and more.


  • Rancid band mates to be honorary captains in tonight’s game. (RSL)
  • RSL vs SJE preview. (RSL) And pretty much the same thing again. (MLS)
  • Mike Petke, Brooks Lennon, and Craig Waibel on Extra Time Live. (MLS)


  • Will Johnson out 2-4 weeks with ankle sprain for Orlando City. (ESPN)
  • Charter Flights could be a major issue in the next CBA negotiations. (FourFourTwo)
  • Armchair Analyst evaluates all MLS teams by playoff chances. (MLS)
  • Supporters Shield may be Toronto FC’s, but Patrick Vieira pushing NYCFC to playoffs. (Soccer by Ives)
  • Joevin Jones goes AWOL from Seattle to play in World Cup Qualifier for T&T. (Seattle Times)
  • NYCFC vs Houston moving to Hartford CT. due to Yankee schedule change. (ESPN)
  • Satire - NYCFC fan can’t find Hartford subway stop. (Nutmeg News)
  • Referee assignments for this week’s games. (PRO)
  • With one record set, Chris Wondolowski setting sights on a record set by Landon Donovan. (MLS)

Other US Leagues


  • US International Geoff Cameron reaches a milestone in the EPL. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • Stuttgart is apparently looking to sell US International Julian Green. (Soccer by Ives)


  • Global Soccer Ratings of 426 teams, from numerous leagues. (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Bundesliga is lauding Christian Pulisic after receiving MOTM for wk 1. (Soccer America)
  • Manchester City in a crisis situation? (US Soccer Players)
  • Barcelona is suing Neymar for $10 million signing bonus. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • Celtic qualifies for UEFA Champions League group stage. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo loses appeal of his 5-game ban. (Soccer America)


  • Brooks Lennon called for “simulation”?
  • PK gone wrong.
  • Instant Reply with Simon Borg.