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Royal Roundup: RSL’s breaks its Minnesota hex

British Football to boycott social media, Lletget suspended for LAG, Real Madrid pres. insisting that teams can’t withdraw from Super League, and more.

Real Salt Lake v Minnesota United FC Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

RSL’s Minnesota curse has finally been broken! See highlights and official recaps below.


INTERNATIONAL

  • [FIFA] 99 officials have been named for the upcoming Olympic Tournament. VAR will be used in the Olympics for the first time.
  • [USAT] Real Madrid’s president Florentino Pérez insists that clubs can’t withdraw from the Super League.
  • [Concacaf] Caribbean Club Championship tournament draw complete. Matches begin in May for Champions League berth.
  • [CBS] An estimated 2,000 fans marched on Arsenal’s Emirates stadium demanding owner Stan Kroenke sell the team.
  • [Reutir] Manchester United want Cristiano Ronaldo back.
  • [CBS] Manchester City leave it late vs Tottenham Hotspur to win EFL Cup.
  • [EPL] English football teams have united to boycott racism on social media from April 30 - May 3rd.

USA

  • [WST] The collapse of the European Super League should be a wake-up call for US Soccer.
  • [USSOC] US Soccer Podcast interview with Carli Lloyd.
  • [SocWire] US Men’s Futsal team has been named for the upcoming 2021 Concacaf Championship.

MLS/USL

  • [USL] SiriusXM has launched a new weekly program focusing on USL-Championship and USL League 1.
  • [TheScore] LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget has been suspended by MLS for using a homophobic slur on social media.
  • [SSD] FC Cincinnati’s stadium finally gets a name - TQL Stadium. TQL is a freight brokerage firm based in Cincinnati.
  • [MLS] Higuain brothers become the first siblings to score for the same time in an MLS game.

RSL/UTAH

  • [SocWire] Rich Manning, the coach of University of Utah Women’s soccer team has stepped down to pursue other opportunities.
  • [MLS]/[MUFC]/[Star] Recap: Minnesota United 1, Real Salt Lake 2.
  • [MLS]/[SLTrib] Has David Ochoa become public enemy #1 for Minnesota United? The stakes have been raised for our next match with them.
Real Salt Lake v Minnesota United FC Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

FLASHBACK

  • [4/25/10] RSL lost to Columbus 1-0.
  • [4-23-11] With the CCL final match looming, the match between RSL and Philadelphia Union was postponed to allow time to train. Watch for a special This Day In RSL History article coming on Tuesday!
  • [4/25/12] RSL tied FCD 1-1 on the road - better than a loss, but the Texas jinx remained.
  • [4/25/13] The precursor to the Utah Royals was announced - RSL Women SC playing in the WPSL.
  • [4/26/14] RSL concedes twice late to tie Vancouver 2-2.
  • [4/25/15] An injury stricken RSL loses big in New England.

MEDIA

Here’s the post-game melee with commentary from MUFC’s media team.