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Royal Roundup - Jan. 15th, 2018

Nick’s back home, McCarty and Lichaj get new deals, Donovan news proves true, Thorns and Dash swap players, NWSL draft, Giggs to coach Wales and more.

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The Royal Family

  • Have you wondered where Nick Rimando has been? (Twitter)


  • Portland Timbers stadium expansion update - work is on schedule. (SSD)
  • MLS Draft predictions after day 2. (SBI)
  • Chicago Fire re-sign Dax McCarty. (Prost)
  • Reddit’s r/MLS roast of the the new team - Los Angeles FC. (Reddit)
  • And just for fun, a roast of everyone’s favorite team to hate - LA Galaxy. (Reddit)
  • Turkish side Bestiktas announces Cyle Larin move, Orlando City insists no deal in place - doesn’t this sound familiar? (SBI)
  • Preki officially named as assistant coach for Seattle Sounders. (MLS)

Other US Leagues

  • USL - Conference alignment announced. (USL)
  • USL - Orlando City B will not play in 2018. (SSD)
  • NWSL - Portland Thorns send Andressinha to Houston Dash in exchange for Savannah Jordan. (NWSL)
  • NWSL - The 2018 college draft will be streamed on 4 services on Jan. 18th at 8 AM MST. (NWSL)
  • USL - 10,000 seat stadium proposed in downtown Colorado Springs for the Switchbacks. (KOAA)



  • Manchester United’s legend Ryan Giggs named Wales manager. (Telegraph)
  • Manchester City’s unbeaten streak finally ends at the hands of Liverpool. (PST) Here are some reactions to the game. (Squawka)
  • Former Nicaragua soccer president died in US while awaiting trial. (NYT)
  • FIFA condemns Spartak Moscow after offensive tweet, but leaves sanction up to Russian FA. (ESPN)