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Royal Roundup: Toronto FC fire head coach Chris Armas

RSL U-15’s win championship, Velasquez back in USL, 15 year old makes debut for Thorns, Ronaldo staying in Juventus, and more.

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Cruz Azul v Toronto FC - Concacaf Champions League 2021 Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Following Saturday’s 7-1 blowout at the hands of DC United (which was a team scoring record for DCU), Toronto FC president Bill Manning has fired head coach Chris Armas. Armas had only been the coach since January after taking over from LA Galaxy’s current coach Greg Vanney. Assistant coach Javier Perez will assume interim coach duties.


  • [SocWire] RSL U15 team won the MLS Next championship.
  • [SBI] Sebastian Soto (former RSL Academy player) has joined Portuguese side FC Porto on loan.
  • [MLS] Recap: RSL 0-1 LAFC.
  • [YT] RSL vs LAFC highlights.
  • [Multiplex] 3 takeaways from LAFC’s win (LA perspective).
  • [EPL] Former RSL player Sebastian Velasquez has returned from his time in Israel and re-signed with El Paso Locomotive in USL-C.


  • [Multiplex] Some possible candidates for the TFC coaching job.
  • [CBS] 15-year old Olivia Moultrie makes her debut for Portland Thorns.
  • [OLR] OL Reign head coach Farid Benstiti has resigned. Asst. Sam Laity will serve as interim coach.


  • [SBI] US international Ethan Horvath linked in a transfer to Huddersfield Town in the English Championship League.
  • [USSOC] USWNT will face Mexico on Monday in the final friendly before leaving for the Olympics.


  • [FFT] Reports indicate that Cristiano Ronaldo have asked Juventus for a contract extension.
  • [NBC] / [Guardian] Euro 2020 Power Ranking - down to the final 4.
  • [SBI] Euro 2020 recap of Saturday’s quarterfinals.
  • [NBC] Patrick Vieira officially named as Crystal Palace head coach.
Belgium v Portugal - UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16 Photo by Vincent Van Doornick/Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images