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Royal Roundup - November 12, 2018

Sporting KC trolls Real Salt Lake, MLS Best XI, Soto added to U.S. U-20 MNT, Kashima win AFC Champions League... more.

Kashima Antlers v Persepolis - AFC Champions League Final 1st Leg Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images

The Royal Family

  • Real Salt Lake’s rally at Sporting KC comes up short in 4-2 loss in West semifinals (KSL)
  • Unavailable players cause lineup changes for Real Salt Lake (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Sporting KC trolls Real Salt Lake on Twitter after Sunday’s victory (Kansas City Star)
  • Brothers Matt, Nick Besler face off in Sporting KC-RSL playoff duel (MLS)


  • Ibrahimovic, Martinez, Vela headline MLS Best XI (SBI)
  • Almiron, Martinez explain how Atlanta prevailed vs. NYCFC (ESPN FC)

Other US Leagues

  • USL Rankings – USL Cup Winners (USL)
  • Where Does Louisville City FC’s 2018 Season Rank All-Time? (USL)


  • Dest, Richards, Soto added to U.S. U-20 MNT roster (SBI)
  • Rapinoe talks USWNT’s strong offensive year as 2018 comes to a close (SBI)
  • Gooch shrugs off USMNT omission, scores in FA Cup (SBI)
  • FIFA panel to consider solidarity payments claim from DeAndre Yedlin’s youth club (ESPN FC)
  • U.S. national teams check-in: Women ready for title defense; men ready for new coach (Washington Post)


  • FIFA President praises attendance of Iranian female fans at the AFC Champions League final (FIFA)
  • Boca missed too many chances, rues Schelotto (Soccer News)
  • Kashima win maiden AFC Champions League title (FIFA)
  • What to do when a player’s tongue obstructs their airway (FIFA)