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Royal Roundup - January 1, 2018

Top controversies and player lists, Pro/Rel rises again, Kit Reveals, Pro soccer in Hawaii, Zlatan injured again, and more.

Manchester United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

It’s New Kit day for several teams - be sure to check the MLS website throughout the day for updates.

  • Edit - New England Revolution is the first to reveal. (Twitter)


  • Top 5 controversies of 2017 - including one RSL printer. (MLS)
  • 50 best US Men’s players of 2017 - with 3 RSL players. (FFT)
  • 50 best US Women’s players of 2017 - with quite a few Utah Royals! (FFT)


  • Yet another Pro/Rel proposal... (S&SF)
  • And a rebuttal on why the US isn’t ready for Pro/Rel. (CB)
  • Los Angeles FC looking to add Andrew Horta from Portugal. (AOP)
  • 2018 Generation Adidas class and top college draft prospects. (Goal)
  • Montreal Impact re-sign Chris Duvall. (MLS)
  • MLS Legends - according to one editor, feel free to disagree. (MLS)
  • 5 stages of denial for FC Dallas fans. (BDS)
  • Key upcoming dates for MLS, NWSL and US Soccer. (MLS)
  • Miami Beckham United once again held up by lawsuit appeal. (Mirror)

Other US Leagues

  • USL - Who will be Nashville SC’s starting GK? (NGG)
  • NASL - An ambitious proposal for NASL to succeed. (MFP)


  • First ever US Mens Youth National Team summit invites 153 players into camp - including quite a few from RSL Academy. (USSOCCER)
  • USSF Presidential candidate Paul Caligiuri is disputing unequal voting structure before upcoming election. (Twitter)
  • Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium renovation complete to welcome pro soccer back for the first time since 2012. (HNN)


  • EPL weekend roundup and table. (Reddit)
  • Swansea defender Kyle Naughton suspended 3 games for stomping on striker. (HM)
  • Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic out 1 month with knee injury. (BR)


  • Top 100 goals of the year!