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Royal Roundup - Sept. 4th, 2017

US Men falter, Lalo transfer, PSG being investigated, and more.

Soccer: 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup -USA  at Jamaica Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


  • Rumor: Lalo Fernandez apparently on his way to Liga MX side Tigres. (Univision - article in Spanish)


  • Fox Sports 1 will star testing 6 second ads during MLS games. (SoccerAmerica)
  • Expansion updates. (Blue Testament)
  • David Villa got injured at capt in Spain. (MLS)
  • Kei Kamara gets his first MLS hat trick. (ProstAmerika)
  • LA Galaxy finally stop their home game losing streak. (ProSoccerTalk)

Other US

  • FC Cincinnati has a larger crowd than all 4 MLS games. (SoccerAmerica)
  • D3 battle looming - USL version looks stronger. (ProstAmerika)
  • Utah state prep. soccer rankings. (SL Tribune)
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  • USMNT fell apart in 2-0 loss to Costa Rica. (Goal)
  • US defense wasn’t up to the challenge. (Soccer by Ives)
  • US player ratings (Goal), also from (ProSoccerTalk), another from (SoccerAmerica), and finally one from (Empire of Soccer)
  • USA vs Costa Rica by the numbers. What will it take for the US to qualify now? (SoccerAmerica)
  • US International Alex Morgan won’t extend her loan at Lyon. (ProSoccerTalk)


  • UEFA has opened a Financial Fair Play investigation of Paris Saint Germain. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • Japan clinches WC 18 berth with win over Australia. (SoccerAmerica)
  • Mexico clinches WC 18 berth with win over Panama. (SoccerAmerica)


  • MLS skills of the month.
  • Real Monarchs vs San Antonio highlights.