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Royal Roundup - Feb. 5th, 2018

Recaps of the RSL win, Royal kit reveal?, Reddit roasts, Dash bring 3 back, Man. City coming to US, and more.

Kreg Asay

The Royal Family

  • Our Soapbox boss Matt Montgomery got his article cherry-picked by an Armenian blog. (PanArmenian)
  • Recap of the RSL win over LAG. (RSL), and the same from the perspective of LAG.
  • Former RSL defender Justin Schmidt has signed with Sacramento Republic. (SRFC)
  • Looks like the Utah Royals kit reveal will be today at 11 AM!


  • MLS taking a calculated risk with Miami. (WST) Some residents have expressed concerns over the new stadium. (SSD)
  • Our sister blog for Atlanta is throwing some shade on the West. (DSS)
  • FC Dallas reveal their new kit for 2018. (FCD)
  • Reddit roasts conclude with Columbus Crew SC (r/MLS), Seattle Sounders (r/MLS), and lastly Toronto FC. (r/MLS)
  • Protesters demonstrate at one of the potential Crew stadium sites in Austin. (ESPN)

Other US Leagues

  • NWSL - Houston Dash re-sign 3 players. (HD)
  • USL-D3 - Talks in progress to bring team to Greenville, SC. (TGN)
  • USL - Sacramento Republic continue seeking investor for MLS expansion hope. (SSD)
  • UWS - Rochester Lancers reach agreement to play at Capelli stadium. (UWS)


  • Soccer History: Eddie Hawkins breaks the USMNT color barrier. (S&SF)
  • US U17 girls are heading to Argentina for tournament. (USSF)
  • A few reasons why the USMNT shouldn’t start from scratch. (USSP)
  • Odds for each of the candidates for US Soccer president. (ESPN)


  • Some World Cup statistics on the most common match-ups. (Reddit)
  • Sepp Blatter is trying to reopen his 6 year ban case citing ‘new facts’. (PST)
  • The Super Bowl may dominate US TV, but Soccer conquers the world. (GOAL)
  • Manchester City will spend pre-season in the US, and play their sister club NYCFC. (SBI)


  • Full preseason match.

Petke post-game interview.