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Royal Roundup: Garber speaks about RSL sale, says league has taken over process

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England changing FA Cup, US Soccer VP election, Garber and Baird issue league updates, and more.

NYCFC v Toronto FC: MLS Cup Eastern Conference Semifinal Match Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images

Here’s your roundup of news in the world of soccer.

INTERNATIONAL

  • German striker Mesut Ozil is open to playing in MLS once his contract with Arsenal is up this summer. (MLS)
  • England is looking at a plan to change the FA Cup tournament (US Soccer Players)
  • Manchester City Group has added yet another team to it’s list - Club Bolivar from Bolivia. (MLS)
  • Qualifying for FIFA 2022 World Cup has started. Here’s the current status. (FIFA)
  • English international, and Arsenal’s top all-time goalscorer Ian Wright has recovered lost career memorabilia. (Balls)

USA

  • There are four candidates in the running for February’s US Soccer VP election. (MLS)
  • Orlando City’s midfielder Andres Perea has been given FIFA approval to switch affiliation from Columbia to USMNT. (NBC Sports)
  • MLS Commissioner Don Garber gave an new update on the status of the league for 2021. (NBC Sports)
  • Yet another USWNT star looks to be heading to England - Abby Dahlkemper. (Wash. Post)
  • Seattle Sounders’ Jordan Morris is open to moving to Europe during the transfer window. (GOAL)
  • KC NWSL has unveiled their new crest and colors, other branding still in the works. (Soc. Stad. Digest)
  • NWSL has released the list of players registered for today’s draft. (SoccerWire), one name of interest is Trinity Rodman, the daughter of NBA’s Dennis Rodman (UPI) - The NWSL draft will start at 5 PM Mountain Time, and will be streamed live on Twitch.
  • NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird gave a state of the league press conf. Tuesday, Sacramento expansion team will join in 2022. (Equalizer)
  • Finally some news about the RSL sale and DLH. (Deseret News)

And finally your chuckle for the day.

Baby Blues Comic 2012