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Royal Roundup - Feb. 7th, 2018

NASL trial heats up again, Kaka interview, Jones making waves again, Scottish players eager to join MLS, Larin a ‘troublemaker’, Ertz’ husband wins trophy, EPL considering winter break, and more.

MLS Soccer - Los Angeles Galaxy v Minnesota United

The Royal Family

  • Official league recognition of the Royals signing Amy Rodriguez. (NWSL)


  • A French interview with former Orlando City DP, Kaka on the ‘new’ status of MLS. (beIN)
  • Columbia gas Ohio extends partnership with Columbus Crew SC, contingent on remaining in the city. (CCSC)
  • MLS is becoming a hot destination for Scottish players. (SSUK)
  • Toronto FC heads to Mexico to prepare for CCL. (MLS)
  • Jermaine Jones back in the news claiming MLS rigged his 2014 allocation draw. (PST)
  • Signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a gamble that LA Galaxy have to take. (Goal)
  • Orlando City CEO declares Cyle Larin a ‘troublemaker’ in the aftermath of transfer. (SBI)

Other US Leagues

  • On Monday, a NASL lawyer demands USSF documents to prove their case. (ESPN), then followed up on Tuesday by launching a new lawsuit alleging a “breach of fiduciary duties” for the USSF board. (PST)
  • FC Tucson announced as USL D3’s second founding member. (TNN)
  • An interview with NWSL Players Association president Yael Averbuch. (551)



  • European Football’s serious problem, and America’s solution. (Hungarian - tportal)
  • Lowly Watford scored 3 times in closing minutes to beat Chelsea. (PST) Coach Antonio Conte on the bring of being sacked. (ESPN)
  • The EPL is considering implementing a winter break. (BBC)