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Royal Roundup: Messi wins his 7th Balloon d’Or

RSL gaining notice through playoff run, NYFC ends NER’s run, 18 MLS teams make roster cuts, Mexico reveals new national team crest, and more...

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Lionel Messi edged Lewandoski and Ronaldo to win his 7th Balloon d’Or.


The captain of Barcelona women’s team Alexia Putellas wins Women’s Balloon d’Or.



  • [MLS] League pundits pick RSL to win over Portland Timbers.
  • [ESPN] RSL in 2021 is a team of destiny.
  • [SocWire] Four BYU players named to NCAA Women’s All-Region First Team.
  • [MLS] Video interview with Justen Glad and David Ochoa.
  • [90Min] David Ochoa stirs the pot to gain an advantage.
  • [MLS] Two RSL players feature on the playoff young standouts list.


  • [SBI][APN] New York City FC knocked Supporters Shield winners New England Revolution out of the playoffs in PK’s.
  • [FRS] The MLS Golden Boot winner, NYCFC’s Valentin Castellanos scored vs the Revolution, then got sent off with a 2nd yellow after a bad tackle.
  • [NWSL] Portland Thorns name former Canadian international Rhian Wilkinson as head coach.
  • [MLS] 18 teams out of playoff contention have made roster cuts.
  • [90Min] Bruce Arena comments on his future plans after New England Revolution wash out of the playoffs.
  • [NWSL][SI] Kansas City Current acquires Sam Mewis from North Carolina Courage in exchange for Kiki Pickett and a 2022 first round draft pick.
  • [MLS] Walker Zimmerman named Defender of the Year for 2nd consecutive year.
  • [NWSL] North Carolina Courage remove interim tag for Sean Nahas making him head coach.


  • [SI] What players are in frame for a December call-up to the USMNT?
  • [SBI] USWNT concede late goal in 1-1 draw vs Australia.


  • [CBS][Goal] For the first time in 33 years, Mexico has unveiled a new crest for their national team.
  • [FRS] Dates for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia / New Zealand are set for July 20 to Aug. 20.
  • [Guardian] Mis-matches in Women’s qualifying matches are becoming a serious problem.