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Royal Roundup: Atlanta United make yet another coaching change

Laura Harvey returns as OL Reign coach, Moore scores fastest goal in USMNT history, Italy & Saudia Arabia exploring joint 2030 WC bid, and more...

Atlanta United v Seattle Sounders FC Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Atlanta United are once again looking for a new head coach after firing Gabriel Heinze, he served for 7 months, and during that term Atlanta have only won 2 games, with 4 losses and 7 ties. The team’s ownership has denied that it was due to results, or that star player Joseph Martinez was in training separate from the team. Assistant Coach Rob Valentino has been named interim coach. Atlanta has now gone through 5 coaches (counting ‘interim’ appointments) in their 5 year history.


REAL SALT LAKE / UTAH

  • [MLS] Recap of the Los Angeles FC vs RSL match.
  • [YT] Highlights of the LAFC vs RSL match.

MLS / USL / NWSL

  • [Equalizer] Gotham FC have fired their general manager Alyse LaHue after a NWSL investigation she violated league anti-harassment policy.
  • [FRS] Chicago Fire head coach Raphael Wicky has returned home to Switzerland after receiving news of a family illness. He is expected to miss 2 MLS games for the Fire.
  • [NWSL] Laura Harvey returns as head coach of OL Reign.
  • [USAT] Seattle Sounders MLS record unbeaten streak ends at 13 with loss to Minnesota United.
  • [USLC] USL Championship expansion team Monterrey Bay FC has revealed their crest and colors.
  • [UWS] The United Women’s Soccer league playoffs set for this week in Texas.

USA

  • [CBS] Werder Bremen have declined transfer offers for US International Josh Sargent, including one from the EPL.
  • [FRS] The USWNT are tying to become the first women’s team to win back-to-back World Cup and Olympic titles.
  • [NBC] Ranking the potential US host cities/stadiums for the 2026 World Cup.
  • [Guardian] Shaq Moore scored the earliest goal in USMNT history in the 1-0 win vs Canada. He tapped it in 20 seconds after kickoff.
SOCCER: JUL 18 Concacaf Gold Cup - USA v Canada Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

INTERNATIONAL

  • [CBS] Italy’s Serie A announce their schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 season.
  • [FFT] 20 players to watch in the Men’s Olympic tournament.
  • [Balls] Italy and Saudi Arabia exploring a joint bid for World Cup 2030.
  • [Guardian]/[FFT] Germany’s Olympic team walked off the field in protest during a match against Honduras after one of their players received racial abuse.