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Royal Roundup - Jan. 17, 2018

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RSL was almost Disney, Keller best GK?, NWSL trades, Sargent scores, and more.

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Kreg Asay

The Royal Family

  • Now that Kyle’s back (RSL), Nick Rimando soon to follow according to (GOAL).
  • RSL Academy is one of four MLS teams that will participate in the inaugural LA Galaxy Cup international youth competition. (RSL)
  • Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner once tried to buy RSL and Houston Dynamo! (NYT)
  • Satire file - RSL trades HP printer to DC United for TAM. (Nutmeg)


  • San Jose Earthquakes name new Dutch asst. coach. (Omroep)
  • Beckham preparing to announce name, colors and crest of Miami team by end of January. (SBI)
  • Moments of unintentional MLS comedy pt. 3 - with a certain Checketts/Mastroeni incident included. (Reddit)
  • LA Galaxy set to reveal new first kit on Sunday. (MLS)
  • Was Kasey Keller the best US keeper ever? (MLS)

Other US Leagues

  • WPSL - Milwaukee Torrent joins for 2018. (MFP)
  • NWSL - 2018 competition format announced, 24 games between March and September. (NWSL)
  • NWSL - Washington Spirit trade Ashley Hatch and Taylor Smith to North Carolina Courage in exchange for rights to Crystal Dunn. (NWSL) Spirit then continued their trades by sending Lindsay Agnew and the #6 draft pick to the Houston Dash for the #3 draft pick. (NWSL)
  • NWSL - International call-ups and roster moves from last week. (NWSL)
  • USL - Indy 11 announce Martin Rennie as new coach. (USL)


  • A few MLS stars have started endorsing their picks for USSF Pres. (PST)
  • Josh Sargent scored his first goal for Werder Bremen youth side. (SBI)
  • Kyle Martino finally releases his USSF Pres. platform manifesto. (EGUSA)


  • England’s Championship League has the 3rd highest attendance in Europe. (BBC)