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Royal Roundup: Patrik Schick scores wonder-goal for Czech Republic

Eriksen sends message to fans, EPL schedule released, Austin to finally open stadium, and more.

Scotland v Czech Republic - UEFA Euro 2020: Group D Photo by Steve Bardens - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

If you haven’t been following the Euro 2020 tournament, or watched the ESPN best play reel lately, it’s probable you missed the best goal of the first round. Patrik Schick of the Czech Republic chipped Scotland’s keeper from just past the midfield line, and turned poor David Marshall into a social media meme machine.

And in positive news, Christian Eriksen posted a message to fans and supporters.


RSL/UTAH

MLS/USL

  • [SBI] / [TheScore] Inter Miami’s Gonzalo Higuain has admitted that MLS is much tougher than he expected.
  • [SocWire] USL has hired Mark Cartwright as the league’s first Sporting Director to oversee player development, coaching and club education.
  • [Multiplex] Jim Curtain has signed an extension as head coach of Philadelphia Union.
  • [Indy] Indy Eleven’s head coach Martin Rennie has left the team by mutual agreement.
  • [USSP] Austin FC finally opens it’s new stadium this weekend.

USA

  • [ASN] US players in Europe who may be moving during the transfer window.
  • [CBS] USMNT will start World Cup qualifying in El Salvador on Sept. 2nd.
  • [SBI] The new USMNT away jerseys have been unveiled.

INTERNATIONAL

  • [Concacaf] The final 8 teams that will compete for the confederation’s World Cup Qualification berths are set. The top 3 will qualify, while the 4th will compete in a playoff.
  • [FIFA] The 2nd edition of FIFA’s Diploma In Football Law course has opened for applications.
  • [CBS] Euro 2020 Power Rankings after first round of games.
  • [Balls] Use of VAR at the Euro 2020 tournament has shown how badly it is used in the Premier League.
  • [Goal] / [WaPo] With numerous Copa America teams affected by Covid, the question has been asked - are players’ lives worth anything?
  • [Balls] Anti-Vaxxers hijacked the Christian Erikson situation, meanwhile [Goal] their rival last game showed support for him with their warm-up shirts, and [ESPN] /[Guardian] fans back home in Denmark have also established a tribute to him.
  • [FIFA] Vietnam makes a surprise addition to the final round of 12 in Asia’s World Cup qualifiers.
  • [EPL] The 2021-22 schedule has been released.
  • [CNN] Tribute was paid to Argentina legend Diego Maradona before the first game of Copa America 2021.
Diego Maradona Photo by Steve Powell/Allsport/Getty Images