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Royal Roundup: Kansas City NWSL finally get a new name and crest

4 RSL academy players called up to US U-17’s, Federico Higuain retires, Monterrey wins 5th CCL title, and more...

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Kansas City NWSL have finally revealed their new name and crest, to be used starting next year. The team operated in 2021 using a temporary name and crest after unexpectedly taking over operations from the Utah Royals. Last week the owners announced they will be building the first NWSL specific stadium for the team along KC’s riverfront.



  • [SocWire] Four RSL academy players have been called up to the US U-17 camp.
  • [MLS] Recap: RSL 3, San Jose Earthquakes 4.
  • [SLT] Three takeaways from RSL’s loss to San Jose.


  • [LVRJ] Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has withdrawn his bid for an MLS expansion team.
  • [SI] Todd Boehly, the part-owner of baseball’s Dodgers and basketball’s Lakers, has made an offer to buy NWSL’s Washington Spirit.
  • [USSP] The Supporters Shield remains, imperfect but irreplaceable.
  • [90Min] Federico Higuain has announced his retirement at the end of this season. He has played in MLS since 2012 signing with Columbus Crew. He joined D.C. United in pre-season 2020, then was traded to Inter Miami in October 2020.
  • [CBS][SI] NWSL agreed to all 8 points brought forward by the players union regarding the abuse allegations from the last month.


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  • [Guardian][90Min] The Jamaican women’s coach accused of abusing a player when he was coach of Vancouver Whitecaps women’s team. MLS has opened an investigation into the accusation.
  • [Concacaf][FMF] Monterrey wins their 5th Concacaf Champions League title beating Club America 1-0.
  • [Goal] Legendary Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez will be returning to the club as head coach.
  • [FFT] Tottenham Hotspur coach Nuno Espirito Santo is on thin ice. Owners met Sunday to discuss terminating his contract.


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