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Royal Roundup - Feb. 9th, 2018

RSL game recap, NCAA development test, Olsen suspended, Worst kits, LigaMX considers dropping pro/rel, Brazil rejects VAR, and more.

New York Red Bulls v DC United
Olsen will sit out first game
Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

The Royal Family

  • Get to know Amy Rodriguez. (RSL)
  • RSL’s trio back from their USMNT camp experience. (SLT)
  • Recap of the RSL vs SJE game (RSL)
  • Five U20 World Cup players took the field for RSL vs San Jose Earthquakes. (RSL)


  • Sporting Kansas City trade GK Andrew Dykstra to Colorado Rapids. (MLS)
  • Cincinnati officials pressure MLS to make expansion decision. (ESPN)
  • Jason Kreis satisfied with the Orlando City overhaul. (MLS)
  • DC United coach Ben Olsen will be suspended for their first game. (PST)
  • US Soccer testing spring developmental program with top NCAA teams. (MLS)
  • Little progress for Crew owner Precourt on his Austin move plans. (Prost)

Other US Leagues

  • USL - Las Vegas Lights reveal their new kit - with a humorous secret. (ESPN) - and if you think they are bad, remember; they could be worse! (OCS)
  • NWSL - Chicago Red Stars add to coaching staff. (OSC)
  • NWSL - North Carolina Courage bring MF Makenzy Doniak back from loan in Australia. (OSC)
  • USL - beIN will televise all 6 games of the Carolina Challenge Cup. (CBatt)
  • A NASL owner plans meeting to discuss starting an unsanctioned league. (SocTakes)


  • What is SUM, and why is it at the center of the USSF presidential debate? (SBN)
  • With one day left, here’s a primer for the USSF presidential election (SBI), and prediction. (ESPN)
  • US Women will play a friendly vs Mexico in April. (SBI)
  • Hosting World Cup 2026 could bring an estimated $5 billion+ to North America. (ESPN)


  • Brazil rejects VAR for 2018 season. (ESPN)
  • Chinese Super League team Hebei Fortune making a bid for Lionel Messi. (SN)
  • Liga MX is considering suspending promotion/relegation for 4 years. (ESPN)
  • Manchester United player Alexis Sanchez fined and given suspended sentence for tax fraud. (ESPN)
  • With Bayern Munich set to win Bundesliga yet again, a proposal has been made to change their dominance. (SN)
  • It’s time to stamp out the practice of “Tactical Fouling”. (ESPN)
  • CONCACAF set to make League of Nations announcement on March 7th. (USSP)


  • Mike Petke post-game interview.