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Royal Roundup - October 26, 2018

Five Decision Day matchups to watch, Atlanta after Tata Martinez, French Soccer Hunts for American Money, and more.

MLS: Atlanta United FC at Orlando City SC Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Royal Family

  • Utah Royals defender Kelly O’Hara to miss 8-12 weeks with right ankle surgery (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • MLS’ greater resources bring greater responsibility, leaving all-powerful managers in the past (ESPN)

MLS

  • All 22 eyes on Ibrahimovic: Five Decision Day matchups to watch (MLS)
  • Sacha Kljestan admits season with Orlando “most frustrating of my career” (MLS)
  • MLS announces new sponsored jersey patch beginning in 2020 (MLS)
  • Atlanta after Tata Martinez (US Soccer Players)

Other US Leagues

  • Playoff Run Boosting Phoenix Rising FC MLS Expansion Chances? (SSD)
  • USL Exit Report – Conference Quarterfinalists (USL)
  • Austin Bold FC Stadium Breaks Ground (SSD)
  • The NWSL guide to the W-League (NWSL)

USA

  • US Soccer CEO Dan Flynn to step down, will retain role in organization (MLS)
  • French Soccer Hunts for American Money (New York Times)
  • U.S. to travel to Portugal and Scotland for November road friendlies (NWSL)
  • The Coaching Dominoes Across USMNT, Mexico, MLS (Sports Illustrated)

International

  • USMNT drops one place to 23rd, Belgium grabs top spot in latest FIFA rankings (SBI)
  • El Clásico headlines This Weekend’s Soccer on TV (SBI)
  • Ibrahimovic jokes about Premier League return amid Man Utd rumours (Goal)
  • FIFA president: new events will protect soccer’s relevance (Fox Sports)