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Royal Roundup - Feb. 19th, 2018

Kaku arrives in NY, Dwyer injured, PDL breaks away, CCL broadcast schedule, and more.

Ghana v United States
Dwyer injured
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The Royal Family

  • Guess who made a list of top 5 center backs in MLS! (TMLSG)


  • MLS parity compared to other leagues. (PSUSA)
  • NY Red Bulls finally complete transfer of Argentine Romero “Kaku” Gamarra. (MLS)
  • Young domestic players in MLS, will anything change in 2018? (USSP)
  • Orlando City’s Dom Dwyer sidelined in preseason with quad strain, out 2-4 weeks. (MLS)
  • LA Galaxy worried about Bradford Jamieson’s future after repeated concussions. (LAT)
  • Toronto FC and Colorado Rapids facing frigid weather for CCL clash. (TS)
  • Toronto FC considering another renovation to BMO Field. (MLS)

Other US Leagues

  • PDL - League breaks from USASA, announces new divisions. (USLPDL)
  • USL - Pittsburgh Riverhounds unveil new logo. (RH)
  • NWSL - Sky Blue FC forward Maya Haynes will sit out 2018 to her pursue Masters Degree. (OSC)


  • An open letter to fans from USSF president Carlos Cordeiro. (USSF)
  • Carlos Bocanegra reportedly withdraws from consideration for USMNT GM. (Goal)
  • A proposal for restructuring the US youth development system. (TDS)
  • An evaluation of artificial field surfaces - we need to end crumb rubber. (Medium)


  • Univision Deportes will broadcast the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League games. (CU)
  • Champions League cheat sheet. (MLS)


  • San Jose EarthquakesTommy Thompson shows off with Harlem Globetrotter Shane “Scooter” Christensen.

Ballin with a @HarlemGlobetrotters legend!! @ShaneRayaec @YNGFDS ⚽️

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