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Rose City Roundup: Welcome Back Robbie Edition

All the relevant MLS and national news from the past week.

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Jeff Gross

With Stacey jetsetting to Europe for this past week (if you didn't notice) I figure it was probably time for one of her patented "Rose City Roundups" even if she wasn't able to do it herself. In any case, I've gathered for you guys today a round up of links from Robbie Rogers' imminent return to MLS to this whole New York City FC thing everybody won't stop yammering on about.


Rogers coming back as first openly gay player in MLS
Robbie Rogers announced in February that he is gay and that he was leaving soccer. Now he reverses field, and will soon suit up for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Identity Sketches for NYC FC: Colors, Logos & Branding
Identity Sketches for NYC FC: Colors, Logos & Branding As I mentioned a couple days ago, my intention here is to throw a few visual ideas out there for New York City’s just announced MLS expansion...

Fox's Gus Johnson Is Just What American Soccer Needs
Soccer fans call the sport, without irony, "The Beautiful Game." Sportscaster Gus Johnson, by contrast, does not luxuriate in the beauty of any game.

DC United's Dwayne De Rosario frustrated by limited impact: "I'm not really being used to my strength" |
DeRo is at it again.

A stadium for New York City FC – tougher than you think
They have owners and an employee, but now comes the hardest part for MLS expansion club NYCFC.

Also, as a bonus! UEFA Champions League content:

Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich, 2013 UEFA Champions League final: Preview -
This isn't necessarily a true David vs. Goliath matchup, but there's no real reason to believe that Borussia Dortmund have the players and gameplan to defeat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on Saturday.

Main goalshot converter Robert Lewinski can sink Bryan Munich
A humorous take on an American previewing the UEFA Champions League game. I got a few chuckles out of it.

Are you rooting for anybody in today's Champions League final? What do you think about Robbie Roger returning to the LA Galaxy?