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Royal Roundup: Carli Lloyd joins the 300-cap club

UK player sent off for headbutting teammate, USWNT tie Sweden, MLS offseason grades, and more.

Sweden v USWNT Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

New owner watch: 94 days since the league took over the sale.

Carli Lloyd becomes the 3rd player to get 300 international caps of any gender for any team! [FIFA] She joins to other US players, Christie Rampone (311) and Kristine Lilly (354) in the 300+ club. [NBC]

Upcoming match - USWNT vs France April 13th at 1 PM MDT on ESPN.


INTERNATIONAL

  • [FFT] Top 10 midfielders in the world.
  • [Goal] VAR once again sparking controversy with a goal for Manchester United overturned vs Tottenham Hotspur.
  • [Guardian] A truly odd incident occurred in England’s League 2 when a player for Grimsby Town received a red card for head-butting his own teammate.

USA

  • [CBS]/[SI] USWNT winning streak ends with a 1-1 draw vs Sweden. Rapinoe saves the unbeaten streak with a late PK.
  • [FRS] US international Christian Pulisic scored a brace for Chelsea in a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace.
  • [USSOC] Carli Lloyd’s 300 caps by the numbers.

MLS/NWSL

  • [MLS] Who are the five most unpredictable teams in 2021?
  • [USAT] MLS is investigating LA Galaxy player Sebastian Lletget for using an anti-gay slur in a video posted to social media. (Note that Lletget started for LAG vs RSL on Saturday).
  • [MLS] Offseason transfer grades for all MLS teams.
  • [MLS] A roundup of the last MLS preseason games.
  • [SI]/[Defector] The NWSL Challenge Cup match between Portland Thorns and Kansas City set a league record for players ejected. Due to a dust-up near the end of regulation, 4 red cards were shown, including one for the Portland manager. See game highlights and the start of the brawl below.
  • [USAT] Trinity Rodman set an NWSL record as the youngest player to ever score a league goal in her debut game at age 18.
Germany v USA - FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018

FLASHBACK

  • [4/14/11] Real Salt Lake defeated Colorado Rapids in the first Rocky Mountain Cup match of the season.
  • [4/14/12] A little over one year on from the start of the rivalry, RSL would head East to face Sporting Kansas City. After a hard fought game, the home side would pull out a 1-0 win.
  • [4/13/13] It was on this date that RSL visited Vancouver Whitecaps, and although they came away with a draw; RSL fans surely felt cheated when Nat Borchers slipped on the wet turf and fell prone, the ball bounced off his arm resulting in a handball PK call. Here’s some additional details. [4/15/13]
  • [4/12/14] RSL gave up a late goal on the road to tie Philadelphia Union 2-2.
  • [4/13/15] Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando called up to USMNT for game vs Mexico.
  • [4/14/16] It was on this date that MLS named Sacramento Republic as it’s next expansion team. Flash forward just shy of 5 years later and it now looks like the plan is in deep trouble.
  • [4/14/17] In a Soapbox Roundtable we presented our picks for the best moments in the Rocky Mountain Cup.

MEDIA

Highlights from the Portland Thorns vs Kansas City Challenge Cup match.

And this is what started the brawl (conveniently missing from the official highlights).