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Royal Roundup - Jan. 12, 2018

Dwyer out of USMNT camp, MLS team signings, NER stadium in Rhode Island?, NASL loses one - possibly 2, Soccer now 4th in US, and more.

United States v Panama: Group B - 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

The Royal Family

  • Atlanta United’s to open the entire stadium 70,000 capacity for RSL visit and 3 other games. (AUFC)
  • RSL trio to make USMNT debut. (USSP)


  • MLS stopped playing San Jose Earthquakes defender Marvell Wynne after season ending heart surgery. (ESPN).
  • Dom Dwyer has withdrawn from USMNT camp due to hamstring strain. (FOX)
  • New England Revolution sign French MF Wilfried Zahibo. (ESPN) Lee Nguyen has reportedly also asked to be traded. (MLS)
  • Fabian Castillo returning to FC Dallas for 2018. (ESPN)
  • New York Red Bulls sign their former homegrown Amando Moreno. (MLS)
  • Montreal Impact make changes to coaching staff. (MI)
  • LA Galaxy finally get a goalkeeper - David Bingham set to move after deal with rivals San Jose Earthquakes. (LAG)
  • Five players to watch at the MLS Combine. (MLS)
  • New York Red Bulls having an identity crisis. (FFT)
  • New England Revolution considering stadium in Rhode Island. (GLP)
SpaceX rocket launch from Orlando City stadium.
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Other US Leagues

  • NASL/USL - Rumor confirmed! Indy Eleven leaving NASL for USL in 2018. (Indy11)
  • USL/MLS - Suncoast Invitational participants announced with 4 MLS teams. (USL)
  • NWSL - Other teams besides Utah Royals starting to make trades. (NWSL)
  • USL - 2018 schedule release may be delayed with rumor of another NASL team joining. (Twitter)
  • UWS - Another team joins Midwest Conference - Genesee FC. (UWS)


  • Christian Pulisic interview with (ESPN) He also just became the youngest player to ever win US Player of the Year. (FOX)
  • Jonathan Gonzalez explains picking Mexico over US. (FOX)
  • Bayern Munich prospect Timothy Tillman to make FIFA switch to USMNT. (ESPN)
  • Soccer has now passed Hockey as 4th most popular sport. (Gallup)


  • Leganes reaches Copa del Rey quarterfinals for first time in 89 year history. (FOX)
  • Real Madrid through to quarterfinals of Copa del Rey. (ESPN)
  • Russia playing a ‘warm up’ tourney vs Austria and Turkey before World Cup. (FOX)
  • Argentina will play Spain and Italy for WC’18 preparation. (PST)
  • England set matches vs Costa Rica and Nigeria in advance of WC’18. (ESPN)
  • Chelsea and Arsenal play to scoreless draw in cup semifinal. (ESPN)
  • FIFA president Infantino and Council of Europe General Secretary discuss promoting human rights in sports. (FIFA)
  • 50 year old player gets contract extension for 33rd season in Japanese 2nd division. (PST)
  • France’s Ligue 1 has suspended use of Goal Line Technology after errors. (SN)
  • David Clanachan named first commissioner of Canada’s new league. (CANPL)