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Royal Roundup - Jan. 22, 2018

Kamara & Zardes switch teams, Fagundez USMNT hope fading, NPSL team DQ’ed from USOC, Arena & Howard blame players, USWNT rout the Danes and more.

Toronto FC v Columbus Crew SC - Eastern Conference Finals - Leg 1 Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

The Royal Family

  • RSL pick was one of two from Creighton University Soccer. (CU)
  • Justin Glad was interviewed by ESPN about this season’s prospects. (ESPN)


  • Clubs that made the best picks in 2018 draft. (ESPN)
  • Diego Fagundez’s dream of playing for USMNT fading due to FIFA rules. (ASUSA), (MLS)
  • MLS reveals the 2018 official match ball. (MLS)
  • Columbus Crew and LA Galaxy trade Ola Kamara for Gyasi Zardes and GAM. (LAGC)
  • In Spanish - David Villa believes MLS has potential to be top world league. (ASUSA)
  • Superdraft winners and losers. (GOAL)

Other US Leagues

  • NPSL team disqualified from US Open Cup for changing leagues after start of tournament. (TheCup)
  • NWSL - Recent trades leaves Chicago Red Stars with questions (Prost)
  • USL - Swope Park Rangers moving to Shawnee Mission Stadium for 2018. (SSD)
  • UWS - Two star players picked in NWSL draft. (UWS)


  • Another antitrust suit has been filed against USSF. (ESPN)
  • Bruce Arena places blame on players for failing to reach World Cup ‘18. (PST) Tim Howard agrees, players are most to blame. (MLS)
  • US Women came back to rout Denmark 5-1. (NWSL)


  • Sepp Blatter apparently told Pres. Barack Obama that the US wouldn’t get WC’22 before vote was held. (DMUK), (ESPN)
  • Brazil legend Pele hospitalized for exhaustion. (PST)
  • Everton’s James McCarthy suffered double leg fracture vs West Bromley. (ESPN) Will undergo surgery today. (ESPN)
  • Hamburger SV fire head coach after home loss to last place team. (FOX)
  • Napoli go 4 points clear in Serie A. (ESPN)
  • Watford hire Javi Gracia as new coach. (SN)


NWSL official match ball

Ronaldo gets boot to the head.