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Royal Roundup - Sept. 8th, 2017

Johnson arrested, Atlanta set to christen MBS, match fixing in Africa, USWNT camp to start, Irma changing game schedules,

New York City FC v Orlando City SC Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images


  • Orlando City, and former RSL player Will Johnson has been arrested for domestic violence. [WFTV]
  • Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake match preview. [MLS]
  • If you haven’t done so already, all predictions for the Soapbox Oracle need to be in by Saturday morning!


  • Patrick Vieira is learning from other MLS coaches. [MLS]
  • Kansas City named “Soccer City USA” by Wallethub. [Wallethub)
  • Atlanta United set for inaugural match in Mercedes Benz stadium. [MLS]
  • Handicapping the MLS Expansion hopefuls. [Soccer Stadium Digest]

Other US Leagues (dead site)


  • USMNT has bigger problems beyond qualifying for World Cup ‘18. [ProstAmerika]
  • 5 takeaways from the draw vs Honduras. [Goal]
  • 41 cities across US, Canada and Mexico have submitted bids for hosting WC ‘26 games. [US Soccer]
  • UPSL adding 11 midwest teams for 2018 season. [UPSL]
  • Christian Pulisic learns harsh lesson vs Costa Rica and Honduras. [SoccerAmerica]
  • 22 players have been called in to USWNT camp for upcoming friendlies. [Goal]


  • FIFA orders a reply between Senegal and South Africa after referee match fixing is found. [ProSoccerTalk)
  • World Cup ‘18 qualification status & projections for all confederations. [ProSoccerTalk]
  • Starting next year, the EPL’s summer transfer window will end before play begins. [ProSoccerTalk]
  • Steven Gerrard landed a coaching gig with Liverpool U-19s. [ProSoccerTalk]


  • Time lapse of turf being installed at Athletico Madrid’s new stadium.

MLS Round Table pt 1: Pathway to Pro. (3 pt series with Justen Glad)

  • MLS Round Table pt 2: Academy System.
  • MLS Round Table pt 3: The Future.