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Royal Roundup - August 25th, 2017

Rancid Rivalry?, MLS Playoff dates, Valeri sets record, FIFA in Cameroon, and more.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Enjoying the post-Earthquake rout? Here’s some light reading to peruse.



Cleats on

Other US Leagues

  • NWSL player, and Brazilian International Marta penned a letter to her younger self. (Players Tribune)
  • USL passes 1.5 million attendance for season. (USL)
  • Midweek recap of USL games (Soccer by Ives)
  • US Men College soccer preseason top 25 teams. (Soccer by Ives) - Utah Valley make the list!


  • Which players have punched their World Cup tickets? (FourFourTwo)
  • U17’s beat Russia 3-1 in Czech. tournament. (Soccer America)
  • Bruce Arena is not expecting DeAndre Yedlin to be available for September HEX games. (Soccer by Ives)


  • Wayne Rooney opts to retire from international FB rather than be forced out by England. (ESPN) Here’s a look at his stats while playing for England. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • FIFA stepping in to run Cameroon Football again. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • 13 players with bizarre career paths. (FourFourTwo)
  • Will Lionel Messi be the next player to leave Barcelona? (Independent)


  • RSL vs SJE highlights.
  • Turn on the wayback machine for a bit of nostalgia (which may be long before many of you readers were born).