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Royal Roundup - Jan 26th, 2018

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RSL opens camp, Beckham to finally set a date, Garber and #SaveTheCrew, Breakers fold, UEFA Nations League draw, and more.

SOCCER: MAY 13 NWSL - Boston Breakers at Sky Blue FC

The Royal Family

  • RSL begins training camp in the great indoors. (SLT)
  • Utah Royals coach Laura Harvey is helping out with RSL’s camp. (RSL)

MLS

  • David Beckham’s Miami team due to finally be announced on Monday. (MH)
  • Don Garber finally speaks about the #SaveTheCrew movement, and how the Austin clause was added. (SI) Meanwhile, Crew owner Precourt is blaming fans for stadium complications in Austin. (TC)
  • Houston Dynamo finally announce transfer of Erick “Cubo” Torres to Pumas UNAM in LigaMX. (MLS)
  • Roster status of all 23 teams. (MLS)
  • Los Angeles FC and the ghost of Chivas USA. (USSP)

Other US Leagues

  • USL president confirms interest in pro/rel between D2 & D3 leagues. (Philly)
  • NWSL’s Boston Breakers fold just before 2018 season starts. (ES)
  • Seattle Reign announce Lauren Barnes has re-signed for 2018. (OSC)
  • NWSL expansion into Philadelphia remains a longshot. (Philly)
  • NASL’s players bear a tough burden for the league’s calendar change. (USSP)

USA

  • A look at the voters and issues for the US Soccer president race. (ESPN)
  • The case for hiring Gregg Berhalter as the next USMNT coach. (FFT)

International

  • First draw for the inaugural UEFA Nations League. (FIFA)
  • Turkish side Besiktas are looking to get a temporary licence to allow Cyle Larin to play. (SBI)
  • Leeds United completely failed on their new badge design. (ESPN)
  • Real Madrid crashed out of Copa del Rey to rival Leganes. (ESPN)
  • A Bundesliga 2 match was abandoned at halftime after the away team coach had a heart attack. (SN)
  • Arsenal and Manchester City will meet in cup final. (PST)

Media

  • Manchester City promotion for their Women’s team - RSL / Utah Royals are on a very similar track.

Mike Petke after practice press Q&A.