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Royal Roundup: FIFA punishes Mexico again for fan’s chant

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Royals academy teams make playoffs, another new crest for Chicago Fire, USMNT provisional roster for Gold Cup, Eriksen out of hospital and more.

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FIFA has slapped another fine on Mexico for fans using their infamous homophobic chant during Olympic Qualifiers, but this time it also comes with a 2-game ban with no fans allowed. It also comes with a warning that they could lose hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup if it continues.

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MLS/USL

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  • [USL] League owners and executives will hold their annual meeting in San Antonio TX on July 20-21.

USA

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  • [ASN] USMNT coach Gregg Berhlter has named the provisional 60-man roster for the Gold Cup (2 RSL players are included). It will be pared down to 23 players in the coming weeks.
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  • [CFC] Is the third time the charm? Chicago Fire FC unveil their new crest - again!
Chicago Fire’s 3rd attempt at a crest
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INTERNATIONAL

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  • [NBC] 10 things learned after the 2nd round of Euro 2020.
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