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Royal Roundup: FIFA looks at holding the World Cup every 2 years

Yedlin joins San Diego ownership group, US going to Men’s Beach Soccer World Cup, Women’s World Cup host bidding change, and more.

71st FIFA Virtual Congress & Council Meeting Photo by Pool/Getty Images

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One more week in the books, and a few surprise results in MLS with both Chicago Fire and FC Cincinnati finally getting a win!

FIFA is exploring holding the World Cup every 2 years, here’s an argument why it’s a bad idea [Balls]. Will it provide more meaningful games, or would it ruin the magic of a world-wide event?

But now, the news.

RSL

  • [USSOC] David Ochoa has made the cut for the USMNT roster vs Switzerland. The match will be played in St. Gallen on May 30th.
  • [MLS] FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake recap. David Ochoa man of the match.

MLS/USL/NWSL

  • [USLC] Colorado Springs Switchbacks finally open their new 8,000 seat stadium.
  • [WaPo] Washington Spirit have moved their home opener to Houston after construction delays renovating Segra Field, and clashes with D.C. United over use of Audi Field.
  • [USL] US International (and former Seattle Sounder) DeAndre Yedlin has joined the ownership group of San Diego Loyal.
  • [USSP] Orlando and Houston now have new team owners. (The clock is ticking for Real Salt Lake).
  • [NWSL] Portland Thorns coach Mark Parsons will step down at the end of the 2021 season to take the role of head coach of the Netherlands Women’s National Team.
  • [MLS] PRO has admitted after review that an overturned goal for New York City FC vs Toronto FC back on May 15th should have stood.

USA

  • [SBI] US International Josh Sargent looking at possible transfer after Werder Bremen is relegated from the Bundesliga.
  • [FRS] The US Men have clinched a spot in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup set to begin this summer in Russia.

INTERNATIONAL

  • [Reutir] A look at what needs to be done to revive Barcelona.
  • [ESPN] A Wolverhampton fan was arrested at Molineux Stadium for racial abuse on Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand.
  • [ESPN] Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to win top scorer award in 3 different leagues.
  • [FIFA] Bidding process to host the Women’s World Cups will now follow the same guidelines as the Men’s version.
  • [NBC] Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane wins both Golden Boot and Playmaker of the Year awards for 2020-21 season.