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Royal Roundup: Argentina fans demand investigation into death of Deigo Maradona

Fans want investigation into death of Maradona, UEFA fans don’t want Champions League expansion, full U-23 US roster, and finally on this day (3/12/10) signed Saborio.

Aldosivi v Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata - Superliga 2019/20 Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Getty Images

New Owner watch: 63 days since the league took over.

Faithful visitors to the Soapbox will of course have noticed that RSL-related news has come in steadily over the last few days. Over at the Tribune, Alex Vejar finally dropped his interview with RSL President John Kimball - which is a very nice read, the first two games were announced, we learned that Vancouver would be playing their home games at the RioT, 3 RSL players made the Olympic roster, and a new Asst. coach has been named (still awaiting confirmation on that last one).


INTERNATIONAL

  • One year after the shutdown, here’s how Europe coped with the pandemic. [USAT]
  • European soccer fans are speaking out against the proposed expansion of the UEFA Champions League. [Guardian]
  • EA Sports is in trouble again over the FIFA game series. [BenchKings]
  • Protesters are demanding an investigation into the death of Diego Maradona as allegations of negligence in his care. [Guardian]
  • International authorities, with the help of the EPL bring down the illegal Spanish streaming app Modbro which was used by around 100 million users. [Balls]
  • Toronto FC will be Canada’s representative in the Concacaf Champions League after the final vs Forge FC is cancelled due to travel restrictions. [FRS]
  • Former Juventus club president says signing Cristiano Ronaldo was an expensive mistake. [Balls]

USA

  • Puerto Rico is trying to improve it’s still fledgling soccer league and infrastructure. [FIFA]
  • Final U-23 USMNT roster has been announced by Jason Kreis. [USSOC]
United States Training Session Photo by John Dorton/ISI Photos/Getty Images

MLS

  • Nashville SC released the first images and models of it’s new stadium design. The stadium should be ready for the 2022 season. [USAT]

FLASHBACK

  • Alvaro Saborio officially joins Real Salt Lake after a few weeks of speculation. [3/12/10]
  • Who remembers going to any of these Real Week activities? [3/12/12]
  • RSL was informed that Kenny Mansally would be suspended one game after head-butting Perry Kitchen in the previous week’s game vs D.C. United. [3/14/13]
  • Matt Montgomery took us on a little trip through the history of soccer in Utah. [3/12/14]
  • We analyze some ways to improve the 4-3-3 lineup before the next game vs Philadelphia Union. [3/12/15]
  • Final: RSL 2 - 1 Seattle Sounders. RSL come from behind to get win at home. [3/12/16]
  • One year ago today RSL suspended the season for 30 days due to the pandemic. As we later discovered it would last a great deal longer. [3/12/20]

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