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Royal Roundup: Carli Lloyd retires in style with blowout 6-0 rout

NER break MLS points record, 5 sub rule to be made permanent, Afghan women’s team evacuated to Qatar, and more...

Soccer: USWNT International Friendly-Korea at USA Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The USWNT routed South Korea 6-0 in the Carli Lloyd’s final international match of her career. She retires as the 2nd most-capped player, and 3rd highest goal-scorer in the team’s history. Tributes from athletes around the sports world continue to come in over social media after she made a farewell speech after the match ended. She also penned a farewell message to all fans on [The Players Tribune] site.

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  • [APN] Recap of the FCD vs RSL match.
  • [YT] Highlights of RSL


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  • [SSD] NWSL expansion side Angel City FC announces a revenue sharing plan for players.
  • [NWSL][TBT][SI] Kansas City NWSL (new name rumored to be announced soon...), and the Port KC authority have agreed to build the first NWSL specific stadium. (Note that the TBT article was done by our former Utah Royals editor Cindy Lara).
  • [MLS] Coaching carousel - updates on the 6 open positions.
  • [MLS] New England Revolution set MLS record for total points with win over Colorado Rapids.


  • [CBS] US international Timothy Weah is poised to step up representing both club and country.


  • [FIFA] The 150 Afghan women’s soccer team have been safely evacuated to Qatar.
  • [Balls] With the UEFA Champions League group stage half over, here are five observations.
  • [FFT] Top 10 players in the world - according to statistics.
  • [FIFA][CBS] The International Football Associations Board has agreed to make the 5 substitutions rule permanent.


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