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Royal Roundup - September 21, 2018

Three Utah Royals on roster for World Cup, San Jose contact Stanford’s Gunn, Messi signing for Miami?, 50 Americans in World Cup player pool, and more

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The Royal Family

MLS

  • How Peter Vermes built a culture of success with Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
  • Stejskal: San Jose contact Stanford’s Jeremy Gunn about head coach vacancy (MLS)
  • Polo’s freedom, balance led to breakout performance against Crew (SBI)
  • New York Red Bulls to wear special boots in support of Tackle Kids Cancer (Goal)
  • Rumor: Could Lionel Messi end up signing for expansion side Inter Miami CF? (MLS)

Other US Leagues

  • Adi Claims Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week (USL)
  • Vera Pauw leaves the Houston Dash (NWSL)
  • 2018 NWSL Best XI and Second XI announced (NWSL)

USA

  • Veterans Lloyd, Rapinoe, Morgan, Horan Lead USWNT World Cup Qualifying Squad (Sports Illustrated)
  • Report: USMNT’s Zimmerman has interest from Premier League, Europe (Yahoo)
  • Crystal Dunn is at peace with her versatility, and we should be, too (The Equalizer)
  • Top 50 Americans in the 2022 World Cup player pool (Goal)
  • Jonathan Klinsmann in potential United States, Germany tug-of-war after training camp invite (ESPN)

International

  • France and Belgium first-ever joint ranking leaders
  • A New Soccer Statistic Tries to Place a Value on the Invaluable (New York Times)
  • Bayern unhappy with opponents’ rough style in Bundesliga (Pro Soccer Talk)
  • Modric’s epic year in numbers (FIFA)
  • 8 Players Who Flourished in Their Club Careers After Retiring From International Duty (90min)