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Royal Roundup - June 29, 2018

Mike Petke’s not sleeping, RSL hosting fun watch parties for World Cup, RSL GM Craig Waibel is out of contract at the end of 2018 — and much more.

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The Royal Family

  • Rock: Mike Petke’s not sleeping on details as RSL’s midway point approaches (Deseret)
  • RSL hosting fun watch parties for World Cup matches (Deseret)
  • Christen Press’ debut ends in scoreless tie for Utah Royals (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • RSL GM Craig Waibel is out of contract at the end of 2018. I’m told that he and the club have not yet begun negotiating a new deal. (MLS)


  • DC United sign English star Wayne Rooney (MLS)
  • San Jose Earthquakes’ Chris Wondolowski: “We will right the ship” (MLS)
  • 2018 MLS All-Star Events (MLS)

Other US Leagues

  • Miami MLS group to unveil proposal for Doral stadium complex on July 12 (MLS)
  • Sky Blue FC Makes History With NWSL’s Longest Winless Streak (Prost Amerika)
  • Rios’ Production Earns Brighter Spotlight with NCFC (USL)
  • North Carolina acquires rights to O’Reilly from Utah in exchange for Doniak (NWSL)


  • As USMNT coach search rolls on, Sarachan and staff given extensions through end of 2018 (SBI)


  • The racist myth of the ‘physical’ African football team (AL Jezeera)
  • Diego Maradona lives like he played, with blatant disregard for the rules and norms (The Guardian)
  • Belgium edges England to finish top of Group G (SBI)
  • Biggest Villains in World Cup History (Prost Amerika)
  • The spiritual immigration of Mexicans to South Korea (Prost Amerika)