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Royal Roundup - May 18, 2018

Real Salt Lake rookie Corey Baird wins Goal of the Week, The Gay Footballer, MLS warns Orlando City, Seven amateur sides down USL opposition, Carter-Vickers signs new deal with Tottenham

MLS: D.C. United at Real Salt Lake Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The Royal Family

  • Needing a win, Utah Royals take break to focus on ending 4-match homestand with 3 points (KSL)
  • Real Salt Lake and the Utah Royals share Rio Tinto Stadium’s field. That means lots of work for the grounds crew (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Our bite is strong’ — Utah Royals FC’s midfield makes up for small stature with competitiveness (Deseret News)
  • Real Salt Lake rookie Corey Baird wins Week 11 AT&T Goal of the Week (MLS)


  • Rumor: Atlanta United pursuing Colombian star Radamel Falcao? (MLS)
  • MLS Disciplinary Committee fines four players, warns Orlando City (MLS)
  • Baer: Who has faced the toughest and easiest schedules so far? (MLS)

Other US Leagues

  • U.S. Open Cup Second Round Rewind: Seven amateur sides down USL opposition (SBI)
  • Rowdies Part Ways with Campbell (USL)
  • Washington Spirit sign forward Mallory Eubanks (NWSL)


  • Projecting the USMNT squads for summer friendlies (SBI)
  • Cameron Carter-Vickers signs new deal with Tottenham (SBI)
  • Jurgen Klinsmann reflects on USMNT dismissal, looks ahead to future (SBI)
  • U.S. Soccer announces details of 2018 Tournament of Nations (NWSL)


  • FIFA plans for a different soccer world (US Soccer Players)
  • The Gay Footballer: The Problem with Russia and the 2018 World Cup (Prost Amerika)
  • Is Patrick Vieira ready for a job in Europe? (ESPN FC)
  • West Ham promises manager with “proven record both in Premier League and Europe” (Pro Soccer Talk)
  • Martial, Payet, Lacazette & Coman out of France squad (Soccer News)


  • The Mike Petke Coaches Show: May 16, 2018

  • After training sound: Laura Harvey

  • After training sound: Gunny