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Royal Roundup - Jan. 24, 2018

Royals open tryout, Reddit roasts RSL, LAG sign Pontius, Larin and Nguyen AWOL from camps, Ronaldo gets stitches,

MLS: New England Revolution at Orlando City SC
The Cyle Larin saga continues.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Royal Family

  • Kelley O’Hara played 90 min in USWNT win vs Denmark. (RSL)
  • Utah Royals are having open tryouts for local women! (RSL)
  • RSL ranked #6 on list of top teams going into 2018 season. (MLS)
  • The Reddit roast of RSL on Monday was quite tame. (r/MLS)

MLS

Other US Leagues

  • USL3 - First club announced will be in Statesboro Georgia. (SSD)
  • USL - Las Vegas Lights bring Freddy Adu in for tryout. (LVRJ)

USA

  • The US Soccer presidential race is impossible to predict. (FFT)
  • US U20 women beat Mexico in CONCACAF Championship Tournament. (USSF)

International

  • Spanish - Honduran clubs Olympia and Motagua ask CONCACAF for venue change on Champions League games due to political crisis, request to play in Florida. (ASUSA)
  • FIFA confirms VAR will definitely be used at World Cup ‘18. (ESPN) But is seeking sponsors to monetize it. (PST)
  • Satire - Canada discovers paying millions to host World Cup easier than getting in by playing well. (Beaverton)
  • Former England World Cup ‘66 captain Jimmy Armfield has died at age 82. (PST)
  • Ronaldo gets stitches for cut received by defender’s boot last week. (FOX)
  • Phil Neville hired as England women’s team coach. (ESPN)
  • France’s Ligue 1 terminates goal line technology contract. (FOX)

Media

  • Justen Glad interview on UWMNT camp. (MLS) (Pt 2) - sorry no embed available.
  • Nick Rimando talks about his decision to return to RSL. (Link for those who can’t view below)