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Royal Roundup: RSL updates health & safety protocols

Ochoa makes provisional roster, Columbus re-brand angers Crew fans, Manchester City win EPL and more.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Real Salt Lake Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

“Let’s give old Tennessee credit for music, as they play it up in Nashville every day. Let’s give old Tennessee credit for music, as they play it in that old hillbilly way.” - Carl Perkins

2020 would have been Real Salt Lake’s first game vs newcomers Nashville FC, but the pandemic schedule corrections prevented that match; thus our first ever game facing them will be on in their 2nd year.

Note that the health and safety protocols have been updated starting with this game. Masks are strongly recommended, but will not be required (based on state guidelines). Attendance is still capped at 10,000


  • [FRS] David Ochoa has made the provisional roster for the upcoming Nation Leagues in June.


  • [NWSL] North Carolina Courage forward Debinha has been named the Most Valuable Player of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup.
  • [Massive][FRS] Columbus (Crew) fans are understandably mad at the team’s new re-brand.


  • [USSP] The impact of VAR on stoppage time.


  • [ESPN] La Liga president Javier Tebas has accused FIFA president Gianni Infantino of masterminding the European Super League plan.
  • [NBC] Leicester City’s win over Manchester United on Tuesday gave Manchester City their 7th EPL title.
  • [WaPo] Italian league Serie A has threatened to expel Juventus if it doesn’t give up European Super League.
  • [Concacaf] The final rosters for the 2021 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship have been submitted for all teams. Group stage play will take place from May 17-19, followed by the quarterfinals on May 21, semifinals on May 22 and the final and third place match on Sunday, May 23.


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