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Royal Roundup: Rooney retires, and USWNT plays today

DCU close to naming coach, Hoppe scores again, top 10 MLS superdraft picks, and more.

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

INTERNATIONAL

  • Wayne Rooney has finally retired, and will be come the full time manager for Derby County. (NBC Sports)
  • A collection of Wayne Rooney’s career defining goals. (Balls)
  • NBC will air 50 games from the English Women’s Super League during the current remaining season, across all it’s platforms. (NBC Sports)
  • Nine of the worst times that coaches of all sports went off on members of the media. (Balls)
  • Barcelona has asked the Catalan government to delay it’s election for club president due to the pandemic, and accept voting by mail which the current system does not allow. (NBC Sports)
  • Auckland City FC has withdrawn from the upcoming Club World Cup due to pandemic concerns. (FIFA)
  • USWNT star Abby Dahlkemper has officially signed with Manchester City women’s team. (NBC Sports)
  • Upcoming world matches available to watch in the US. (WST)
Soccer: CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying-Canada at USA
Abby Dahlkemper holds off Christine Sinclair
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USA

  • Real Salt Lake’s goalkeeper asst. coach Matt Glaeser has departed to join Mark Briggs’ staff at Sacramento Republic FC ahead of joining MLS in 2023. (SRFC)
  • USWNT is set to resume play in 2021 today vs Columbia. Kickoff is 5 PM Mountain time on FS1. (US Soccer)
  • Top 10 MLS 2021 Superdraft prospects, compiled by MLS staff. (MLS)
  • MLS and Players Union remain at odds over the Collective Bargaining Agreement. (SL Trib)
  • Columbus Crew send defender Chris Cadden to Scotland’s Hibernian FC for undisclosed transfer fee, but the crew will get a percentage if Cadden is traded again later. (MLS)
  • D.C. United may finally be close to hiring their coach. Argentine Hernan Losada, currently the head coach of Beerschot in Belgium is the top prospect. (Wash. Post)
  • Kendall Waston, who played for FC Cincinnati and Vancouver Whitecaps has opted to return to Costa Rica to play for his original team Saprissa. (MLS)
  • Are the NY Cosmos up for sale? Owner Rocco Commisso appears to have lost interest in the team and the NISA league after the team announced it will sit-out the upcoming season. (Midfield)
  • New York City FC and Mastercard have teamed up with a program to help small businesses in the city. (MLS)
  • US 19 year old Matthew Hoppe nutmegged the keeper to score again for Schalke in the Bundesliga, though they would go on to lose 3-1. Highlight below. (SBI)
  • Charlotte Independence in the USL Championship will finally move into their new stadium after a $40 million renovation. (USL)

Video of the day - Hoppe’s 4th goal for Schalke in the 29th minute.