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Royal Roundup: Montreal gets a new name and crest

Montreal rebrand, US HOF candidate list, TFC gets a new coach and more.

Montreal’s new crest

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

INTERNATIONAL

  • Sunday’s EPL match between Aston Villa and Everton has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak at Villa. (NBC Sports)
  • Arsenal names Richard Garlick as new Director of Football Operations. (Goal)
  • Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has hinted at a move to Inter Miami when his current loan ends. (Goal)
  • Former USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsman is urging US Youth that the Bundesliga is the ‘place to be’. (The Score)
  • Spain’s La Liga has set up a new scouting agency to identify young talent from North America. (AS)
  • Guadalajara Mexico has been selected to host the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying rounds in March. (CONCACAF)

USA

  • MLS staff picks 5 teams set to do well, and 5 that are likely to fall back for 2021. (MLS)
  • Top needs for the Eastern Conference MLS teams (MLS), and top needs for Western Conference MLS teams. (MLS)
  • Real Salt Lake’s academy is a pipeline for more than just players. (RSL)
  • The list of 2021 eligible candidates for the US Soccer Hall of Fame have been announced. Javier Morales is a notable RSL player among the names. (NSHOF)
  • Toronto FC has named former New York Red Bulls coach Chris Armas as their new head coach. (MLS)
  • Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho speaks well of USMNT players and MLS development programs. (NBC Sports)
  • Montreal Impact have finally unveiled their re-brand with new crest and name. They will now be known as “Club de Foot Montréal” (CF Montreal). (MLS) Needless to say, reactions from around the league are likely not what they expected. (DailyHive)
  • Recap of all the players picked in Wednesday’s NWSL draft, one player from BYU was picked in the 2nd round. (AF11)
  • Brazilian born Catarina Macario has been given FIFA approval to switch allegiance to USWNT. (USA Today)
  • NWSL’s North Carolina FC are seeking a new coach as Dave Sarachan departs. (FRS)
  • MLS released the list of NCAA players eligible for the 2021 superdraft. (MLS) The MLS draft is January 21st at noon MST. (Draft Pick Order)
  • LA Galaxy has signed West Bromwich Albion GK Jonathan Bond for 2021. (LAG)

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