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Royal Roundup - Jan. 8th, 2017

Two Crew players want out, 2018 GA class, NASL teams abandoning ship, Lichaj is Forest hero, 30 injured in Kuwait, 23 arrested in Spain, and more.

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Nottingham Forest v Arsenal - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Lichaj hero for Forest
Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The Royal Family

  • 6 Academy players are currently in the Youth National Team Summit Camp. (RSL)
  • Everything you need to know about the Utah Royals and NWSL. (SLTrib)


  • Colorado Rapids close to signing defender from Ipswich Town. (TWTD)
  • How have the MAC Herman Trophy winners fared in (MLS)?
  • Ola Kamara and Justin Meram have asked to be traded or transferred from Columbus Crew over potential Austin move. (Dispatch)
  • A look at the Columbus Crew and the “Austin Clause” from a legal standing. (ASL)
  • 2018 MLS Generation Adidas Class. (Goal)

Other US Leagues

  • NASL/USL - It looks likely that Indianapolis Eleven will jump ship from NASL and join USL. (IndyStar)
  • NASL - Jacksonville Armada’s owner will hold a press conference today regarding the future of the team. (Twitter)
  • USL - Status of Boise Idaho’s stadium search for USL expansion. (KTVB)
  • NCAA - MAC Herman Trophy winners announced. (StLToday)
  • NWSL - Houston Dash hire former Boston Breakers coach as assistant. (Chron)
  • NPSL - Charlottesville Alliance FC joins league for 2018. (MFP)



  • Rumor - Dutch international Wesley Sneijder heading to Qatar’s Al-Gharaffa. (SocNews)
  • Sheffield Wednesday hires Jos Luhukay as new manager. (ESPN)
  • A look at former World Cup legends heading to WC ‘18 in non-playing roles. (FIFA)
  • 10 EPL players needing a move during the transfer window. (PST)
  • Arsenal’s coach Arsene Wenger given 3 game suspension by FA. (ESPN)
  • FA Cup roundup - Arsenal out, Tottenham wins, West Ham draws. (PST)
  • Greek side Olympiacos hire Oscar Garcia as new coach (SocNews)
  • Barricade collapses during Kuwait match injuring 30 fans. (FOX)
  • 23 arrested after fight between Sevilla and Betis fans in Spain. (PST)