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Royal Roundup: USWNT embarrassed in Olympic opener

Names floated for TFC and ATL coaches, US Open Cup timeline announced, LigaMX All Stars named, Marta sets Olympic record and more...

Sweden v United States: Women’s Football - Olympics Photo by Logan Beerman/ISI Photos/Getty Images

The USWNT were humiliated in a 3-0 loss to Sweden in their Olympic opener, ending a 44-game unbeaten streak. It was also the first time in 73 games they failed to score a goal. In a post-game interview US forward Megan Rapinoe didn’t hold back the criticism: “We got our asses kicked, didn’t we?” The questions have begun - how does the USWNT fix their problems before the next game?


REAL SALT LAKE / UTAH

  • [YT] MLS named Nick Rimando as one of the league’s Iconic Players.
  • [VWC] Vancouver Whitecaps set to bid Utah farewell and finally return to Canada on July 25th.
  • [90Min] Rubio Rubin signs contract extension with RSL.

MLS / USL / NWSL

  • [MLS] 11 potential candidates for Toronto FC and Atlanta United head coaching jobs.
  • [USSP] Profile of Atlanta United - a big club under pressure in 2021.
  • [Multiplex] Three MLS teams that could be poised to end their MLS Cup drought.
  • [Atlantic] USL proposing Pro/Rel and calendar change to differentiate between MLS.
  • [MLS] The best and worst things about every team in 2021 so far.
  • [USSP] LA Galaxy go from contending to struggling as 2021 progresses.
  • [StrikerTX] According to one report, all but 4 MLS affiliated teams in USL will join the new MLS Development League.
  • [MLS] Wilf family officially announced as majority owners of Orlando City SC as deal is finalized.
  • [90Min] LigaMX has announced it’s lineup for the upcoming All Star game.

USA

  • [MLS] For the 2nd straight year the US Open Cup has been canceled. But the 2022 tournament qualifying format and timeline have been announced. It’s set to have the most participating teams in the tournament’s history.
  • [SI] A US federal judge dismissed the Relevant Sports antitrust lawsuit against US Soccer.

INTERNATIONAL

  • [ESPN] FIFA fines the Mexican Federation an additional $109,000 for anti-gay fan chants.
  • [Guardian] Swansea City’s head coach Steve Cooper has resigned.
  • [Sentinel] Brazilian star Marta becomes the first woman to score in 5 consecutive Olympic tournaments.
China v Brazil - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Football Tournament Photo by Pablo Morano/BSR Agency/Getty Images