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Royal Roundup: FIFA names host cites for 2023 Women’s World Cup

Weston McKennie fined, MLS teams to begin CCL runs, Weibel lands in Seattle, Glad named to Best 11, and more.

Lindsey Horan (L), Emily Sonnett (LC), Sam Mewis (C),... Photo by Mikoaj Barbanell/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

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FIFA has named the 9 cities and stadiums that will host the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. [FIFA]


INTERNATIONAL

  • Germany suffers their first home defeat since 2001, and to make the embarrassment complete it came at the hands of North Macedonia. [Guardian]
  • A look at some April Fools Day jokes from International clubs. [ESPN]
  • The biggest storylines from the international break. [TheScore]
  • FIFA President Gianni Infantino addressed the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group during it’s most recent summit meeting. [FIFA]
  • Canada set a new team goals scored record with 11 vs the Cayman Islands during World Cup qualifying. [TheScore]
  • US International Weston McKennie and two Juventus teammates have been fined by the Italian police, and face team punishment for hosting a party that violated restrictions. [SBI]
  • Germany’s Women’s National Team has cancelled their summer US tour for the second consecutive year due to pandemic concerns. [TheScore]
  • Inter Milan reveals their new crest as part of rebrand. [CBS]

USA

  • The USMNT camp ends with two wins and some lessons learned. [ASN]
  • The US failure to qualify for the Olympics (again) reveals structural issues with MLS and US Soccer. [USAT]

MLS/USL/NWSL

  • Five California teams (three MLS and two USL), joined in a fundraiser for farm workers to commemorate Cesar Chavez Day. [MLS]
  • Best and Worst MLS kits of all time (your mileage may vary). [ESPN]
  • MLS teams start their 2021 Championship League run next week. [USSP]
  • USL Championship side Charlotte Independence is changing it’s ownership group (developing story). [USLC]
  • MLS 2021 season preview. [USSP]
  • Three MLS clubs with the best chances of winning their first MLS Cup. [Multiplex]
  • Ally bank has been named as the first bank partner for NWSL, and an official league-wide sleeve sponsor. [NWSL]
  • Orlando Pride unveil their new “Ad Astra” home kit. [OCSC][CBS]

REAL SALT LAKE

  • Former RSL General Manager Craig Weibel has been named Head of Operations and Sporting Director for the Seattle Sounders. [MLS]
  • Is Justen Glad RSL’s most important player for 2021? Matthew Doyle from MLS makes his case for it, as well as all the other team’s most important players. [MLS]
  • RSL’s Justen Glad was named to the Concacaf Olympic Qualifier Best 11. [RSL][MLS]

FLASHBACK

  • RSL vs Houston match thread (RSL lost 2-1). [4/1/10]
  • Nick Rimando wins MLS Player of the Month for March 2011. [4/3/11]
  • RSL gets stoppage time win in Portland. [4/1/12] (video below)
  • Alvaro Saborio signs contract extension through 2015. [4/4/13]
  • Dom Dwyer (with Sporting Kansas City at the time), and Nick Rimando carried on a little Twitter feud. [4/5/14]
  • RSL traveled to California and beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 to remain undefeated through 4 games. [4/5/15]
  • A greatly depleted RSL squad (missing 10 players) beat SKC 2-1. [4/2/16]
  • In 2017 RSL was off to a rough start during a rebuilding year, we reminded readers that Rome wasn’t built in a day either. [4/2/17] - this seems kind of relevant to the present as well.

MEDIA

Highlights from RSL’s win over Portland Timbers in 2012.