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Royal Roundup: IOC and Don Garber finally speak up about FIFA’s World Cup plan

RSL vs COL recaps, CCL and World Cup berths begin to fill in, and some Ted Lasso info...

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The International Olympic Committee has responded to FIFA’s bi-annual World Cup proposal. Their statement echoed the calls of supporters, players, leagues and confederations. While closer to home, here in the US; MLS Commissioner Don Garber is insisting that the league deserves to be involved in talks with FIFA over how the plans will affect the league.



  • [90Min] For the second time a Real Monarchs player has made history. 15 year old Fernando Delgado has become the youngest goalkeeper to play professionally.
  • [MLS] Recap: RSL 3, Colorado Rapis 1.
  • [BW] Match recap from the Colorado perspective.
  • [90Min] Coach Pablo Mastroeni praises RSL fans for their care and compassion.


  • [SI] Washington Spirit’s co-owner Steve Baldwin has agreed to sell his portion of the team. Since the NWSL scandal broke, players and fans have been calling on him to sell over his alleged involvement.
  • [SSD] An art exhibit will be part of St. Louis City’s stadium design.


  • [CBS] Three USMNT players raised their stock after the last matches.
  • [TheCup] 2nd and third round match-ups took place for the US Open Cup last weekend.


  • [Concacaf] The 2022 Champions League participants are starting to be filled in.
  • [Balls] A goalkeeper for Irish Premiership side Glentoran was sent off after attacking his own teammate.
  • [FFT] Brazil legend Ronaldo was briefly interested in buying one of two English Premier League teams.
  • [Goal] A fan had a medical emergency during Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur’s match on Sunday. Play was temporarily halted while medical staff attended to the situation and get the fan transported to the hospital.
  • [NBC] Ten things we learned after week 8 of the Premier League.
  • [SI] The first two World Cup berths from UEFA have been filled, other confederations are getting near.
  • [TheScore] A bit of history behind the ‘real’ Ted Lasso.


Is there anything you the readers would like to see more or less of in the Roundup? Recaps of games from MLS or other leagues? Anything you would like to have added? Comments and suggestions welcome.