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Royal Roundup - July 20, 2018

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MLS drains Mike Petke’s account $10K, Utah Royals sign former BYU, Weber State standouts, Real Salt Lake-Colorado Rapids rivalry still burns hot, Nemanja Nikolic & Megan Rapinoe Win ESPY, Toronto FC suspends all supporters groups after fans set fire

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The Royal Family

  • Who are the top 5 most valuable players on the summer trade market? (MLS)
  • Utah Royals sign former BYU, Weber State standouts to short-term contracts (KSL)
  • Longtime midfield pals, Canadian national team stars Desiree Scott and Diana Matheson, helping lead the Royals in Year 1 (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Utah Royals FC coach Laura Harvey frustrated with early USWNT call-ups (Deseret News)
  • MLS drains Mike Petke’s account $10K for rant, suspends him two games; league also fines RSL $10K for promoting Petke’s comments (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Patrick Kinahan: Let referees rest in peace after games (KSL)
  • Faces change, but Real Salt Lake-Colorado Rapids rivalry still burns hot (MLS)

MLS

  • Chicago Fire’s Nemanja Nikolic wins 2018 ESPY Award for Best MLS Player (MLS)
  • Report: FC Dallas to add Chilean midfielder Pablo Aranguiz (MLS)

Other US Leagues

  • Megan Rapinoe Wins ESPY for Best NWSL Player (OSC)
  • Portland And Los Angeles To Send 11 Best Lawyers To Re-Contest US Open Cup Quarter-final* (Nutmeg)
  • Portland Timbers investigating slur allegations by LAFC’s Adama Diomande (MLS)
  • Inspired by rivals, DC United aim to nurture young talent with new USL side (MLS)
  • Mauro Manotas, Romell Quioto each score two to sink USOC champs Sporting KC (MLS)

USA

  • Fans, stadiums, and questions for American soccer (US Soccer Players)
  • Christian Pulisic ranked eighth most expensive young player in the world (SBI)
  • Borussia Dortmund and USA star Christian Pulisic: “I’m not a kid, I’m a leader” (Bundesliga)

International

  • Explosive night at TD Place Stadium – Reds defeat Fury (Prost Amerika)
  • Toronto FC suspends all supporters groups after fans set fire to stadium in Ottawa (Goal)
  • Osorio should be firmly at the top of USMNT coaching wish list after leaving Mexico (Goal)