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Royal Roundup - Sept. 6th, 2017

NASL lose D2 status, US ties Honduras, NZ win Oceania, FIFA may change rankings, and more.


  • Mike Petke comments on the Lalo Fernandez transfer, and injury update. (SL Tribune


  • 6 teams that should have won MLS cup. (FourFourTwo)
  • St. Louis expansion bid is still alive! (SoccerAmerica)
  • MLS homegrown race at ludicrous speed. (FourFourTwo)

Other US Leagues

  • Nostalgia files: Remembering the ‘77 Soccer Bowl. (US Soccer Players)
  • US Soccer denies NASL D2 status for 2018. (FiveFiftyOne)
  • NASL statement on the US Soccer decision. (NASL)
  • NY Cosmos future in jeopardy. (Empire of Soccer)
Pearls Before Swine -



  • Arsene Wenger was close to leaving Arsenal. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • FIFA is considering changing their ranking formula. (ProSoccerTalk)
  • New Zealand wins Oceania group, will face CONMEBOL’s 5th place for WC berth. (Soccer America)
  • EPL as Game of Thrones characters. (FourFourTwo)
  • All teams that have qualified for World Cup ‘18 so far. (MLS)


  • Mascot pranks.