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Royal Roundup - Jan. 10, 2018

Ousted to DCU, Savarese officially in Portland, Kitchen signs with LAG, NASL changes schedule, Memphis joins USL, US Soccer Pres questionnaire, FIFA’s pseudo-reform, and more.

Randers FC vs FC Midtjylland - Danish Alka Superliga
Kitchen returns to MLS
Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images

The Royal Family

  • The Adam Henley signing was covered by several other sites. (ESPN), (MLS), (Goal)

MLS

Other US Leagues

  • NASL - League will change to International Calendar effective this year. (NASL), and a bit of evaluation on the change. (PST), It also sounds like many of the players and coaches are against it. (Twitter)
  • A rebuttal on the NASL news - there IS no “international calendar”. (RSD)
  • USL - Memphis joining league for 2019 season. (ESPN)
  • NASL - San Diego 1904 won’t start until 2019. (SDUT)
  • USL - Yet another MLS team opts to launch - introducing Atlanta United 2. (ATLUTD)

USA

International

  • American teen Jonathan Gonzalez officially files FIFA switch to play for Mexico. (PST)
  • VAR begins in England with the FA Cup, but brings controversy. (ESPN)
  • Athletico Madrid and Valencia into Copa del Rey quarterfinals. (FOX)
  • FIFA pledged reform, but paid board members millions. (NYT)
  • The coach of Canada’s Women’s team switches to Men’s coach. (ESPN)
  • UEFA bans 6 U-21 players from Malta - including 2 life bans, for match fixing. (FOX)
  • CONCACAF clarifies 2019 Champions League qualification process. (MLS)

Media