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Royal Roundup - Feb. 16th, 2018

Phillips happy to be with RSL, A bit more about Taylor Lytle, Crew finances, Kamara makes bold prediction, NWSL allocated players, and more.

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The Royal Family

  • What young players can do to get coaches’ trust - RSL themed article. (MLS)
  • Demar Phillips has heartbreak and elation in Salt Lake. (RSL)
  • Get to know a bit more about Taylor Lytle (BLS)


  • Relocating the Columbus Crew may be Austin’s best shot at ever being in MLS. (CI)
  • Columbus Crew gives more detail on their stadium financial concerns. (SSD)
  • The “partnership” between FC Dallas and Bayern Munich isn’t unique, and previous ones have rarely had much effect. (USSP)
  • Ashley Cole will wear the captain’s armband for LA Galaxy. (USSP)
  • TAM is helping to close the wage gap between MLS & LigaMX. (MLS)
  • Kei Kamara predicts Vancouver Whitecaps will be best set piece team in 2018. (MLS)
  • San Jose Earthquakes make some changes to their stadium supporter sections. (SJE)

Other US Leagues

  • NWSL - Five things to be excited for this season! (BLS)
  • USL - Atlanta United 2 preparing Coolray Field for 2018 debut. (SSD)
  • NWSL - Full list of 2018 national team allocated players. (OSC)
  • Satire Files - NWSL waiting to release schedule to see if any other teams fold. (Nutmeg)


  • Carlos Cordeiro’s tenure will be judged by how he handles SUM. (WST)
  • How racism came to stalk US youth soccer. (Guardian)
  • Yet another name has been linked with the USMNT GM role - Carlos Bocanegra. (SBI)


  • EPL delays sale of TV rights for 2019-22. (ESPN)
  • Manchester United Supporters addresses stadium atmosphere and expansion. (SKY)
  • Spanish - FIFA pres. Gianni Infantino praises MLS model when addressing the financial imbalance many leagues have. (DTVS)


  • Kyle Beckerman has the mike on this time!