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Royal Roundup - August 4th, 2017

Adidas deal, Neymar to PSG confirmed, Yedlin injured, Higuain to leave Crew, USL expanding, and more.

Trinidad & Tobago v United States - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier
Yedlin injured in preseason game.
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images



  • Last minute goal gives MLS Homegrowns a draw vs Chivas U-20’s.
  • Special Olympics All Star match ends in draw.
  • Adidas extends MLS kit deal for 6 years at $700 million (was this a good or bad deal?).
  • Don Garber confirms that Miami is very close, and MLS will cap at 28 teams.
  • Is the All Star Game for the fans, or the league?
  • Atlanta United’s Greg Garza injured in the ASG. If you didn’t watch the game, here’s the recap.
  • Private investors may salvage St. Louis expansion hopes.
  • Federico Higuain announces this is his last season with Columbus Crew.

Other US Leagues


  • DeAndre Yedlin injures hamstring in preseason game; he’s likely out for next Hex matches in September.
  • Retail giant Target is spending $14 million on US youth soccer.
  • Women’s GK Briana Scurry voted into US Soccer Hall of Fame.


  • Paris Saint-Germaine has made it official - Neymar is in, and will be the highest paid player in the world.
  • The English Premier League starts it’s 25th year with the greed is good model.
  • For the first time, the Women’s Tournament of Nations features 3 female coaches.
  • Scottish Tynecastle’s team Heart of Midlothian owners have sacked their coach 4 days before first game.
  • Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner bought 3rd tier English club Portsmouth.


Yet another own goal by Goalkeeper.