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  • Atlanta United to send Andrew Carleton on loan to Indy Eleven

    Dirty South Soccer "Jeff Reuter from The Athletic provides an update on Carleton. The tumultuous Atlanta United career of Andrew Carleton appears set for another twist. The 19-year-old Homegrown Player was noticeably absent from the team’s first full training session of..." January 13

  • Five MLS teams report to preseason: Here's how their rosters look today

    MLS News "The five teams qualified for this season's Concacaf Champions League will begin their official preseasons on Saturday, which means real-life games are almost back. LAFC, Atlanta United, NYCFC, Seattle Sounders and Montreal Impact are among those..." January 12

  • Official: Atlanta United acquire Fernando Meza

    Dirty South Soccer "Atlanta United have announced its replacement for the departing Leandro Gonzalez Pirez. Club Tijuana defender and and former Argentina youth national Fernando Meza has completed a transfer to the Five Stripes and will join the club for the 2020 season. Meza was a former..." January 11

  • Uruguayan midfielder Santiago Rodriguez linked with Atlanta United

    Dirty South Soccer "With training camp just days away, the international transfer market is heating up and we’re finally starting to see Atlanta United make some moves for acquisitions. After being heavily linked with a couple of Paraguayan players in Santiago Arzamendia and Mathias..." January 08

  • Leandro Gonzalez Pirez move to Club Tijuana “about to close”

    Dirty South Soccer "Following up on his pre-Christmas report that stated that Club Tijuana were in talks with Atlanta United to acquire central defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Argentine journalist César Luis Merlo is now saying that a deal is now “about to close”,..." December 27

  • Rumor: Atlanta United negotiating for Paraguayan midfielder Mathias Villasanti

    Dirty South Soccer "After a week of rumors signaling that players could be on their way out of Atlanta United in the winter transfer window, Juanma Figueredo of ABC TV Paraguay says the club is actively negotiating to bring in Cerro Porteño midfielder Mathias Villasanti. The Paraguayan would..." December 24

  • Gremio to negotiate with Atlanta United for Pity Martinez after agreeing to personal terms

    Dirty South Soccer "The Pity Martinez transfer rumors are not going away anytime soon. After being linked to a move to Gremio by TyC Sports just days ago, more reporting is emerging today that the two sides have agreed to personal..." December 20

  • David Tepper's $35 million gamble on Major League Soccer

    The Sports Daily "Major League Soccer awarded a franchise to play in Charlotte, North Carolina earlier today, making it the 30th team in MLS. According to Commissioner Don Garber, this will likely be the last franchise awarded, at least for the time being. Garber went on to tout the potential financial..." December 17

  • Charlotte to become MLS' 30th franchise for record $325 million

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper will spend a record $325 million to bring Major League Soccer's 30th franchise to Charlotte, sources have told ESPN. A Tuesday 10 a.m. ET news conference for what Tepper Sports and Entertainment called a major announcement is scheduled at the..." December 16

  • Gremio renew interest in Pity Martinez

    Dirty South Soccer "As the winter transfer window approaches, the rumors begin to ramp up. According to TyC Sports, Brazilian side Gremio have their sights set on Pity Martinez once the window opens in January.  If this news sounds familiar it’s because..." December 16

  • Highly touted Paraguayan attacking midfielder bound for MLS?

    MLS News "Is another Paraguayan set to join Major League Soccer? According to a report in Paraguay, 19-year-old Ivan Franco is being linked to a move for MLS. The Libertad attacking midfielder, who has 16 goals in 63 appearances for the Paraguayan Primera Division side, has a chance to come to..." December 15

  • MLS breaks with tradition, will no longer have every team face every other team

    Washington Post "MLS teams will not play every other franchise at least once next season, a departure from scheduling since the league launched in 1996. With expansion to Miami and Nashville growing the field to 26 teams and the number of regular season matches staying the same (34), clubs will play..." December 05

  • Atalanta to take up option on Chelsea loanee Mario Pašalic

    We Ain't Got No History "Last season, Chelsea loanee Mario Pašalic helped Atalanta to a club record third place finish in the Serie A, which meant that the Bergamo-based club also qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history. Given that windfall of UEFA money, Atalanta were fully..." December 02

  • Sporting CP eye Ezequiel Barco as possible Bruno Fernandes replacement

    Dirty South Soccer "Atlanta United’s transfer strategy of buying young stars, developing them further, and selling for profit could possibly bear fruit once again. Portuguese outlet Record is reporting that Sporting CP have identified Ezequiel Barco as a transfer target this..." November 25

  • MLS drastically alters its All-Star Game format

    USA Today "The burgeoning relationship between Major League Soccer and Liga MX – the top soccer league in Mexico – has taken another big step.  Executives of the two leagues — MLS commissioner Don Garber and Liga MX executive president Enrique Bonilla —..." November 20

  • MLS Expansion Draft results

    CBS Sports "The 2019 Major League Soccer Expansion Draft went down Tuesday night, and the league's two newest clubs have bolstered their squads ahead of the 2020 season. Inter Miami and Nashville SC both selected five players from a large league pool after MLS clubs had the chance to protect certain..." November 20

  • What to know about MLS expansion draft

    CBS Sports "Here's what you need to know about the expansion draft. The 2019 MLS Expansion Draft is set for Tuesday, and it's a big day for Major League Soccer's two newest clubs ahead of their inaugural seasons. Inter Miami and Nashville SC, the league's pair of newcomers, can..." November 18

  • Surging MLS is laughing all the way to the bank

    Toronto Sun "The real winner today will not come from Toronto or Seattle. The real winner, big picture, of this giant week and colossal championship is a one-time sporting afterthought called Major League Soccer. The MLS Cup sold out in 20 minutes. One of the largest crowds to ever watch soccer in..." November 10

  • MLS union boss: Players would strike if no acceptable new deal

    ESPN "The head of the Major League Soccer Players Association said players are prepared to strike if they can't negotiate an acceptable collective bargaining agreement with the league. "We've been talking about and preparing for a work stoppage for two and a half years now at..." November 07

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Carlos Vela or Josef Martinez: Who should win Major League Soccer MVP?

    ESPN "Take a gander through past winners of Major League Soccer's MVP award and you will spy some of the league's legends. There's inaugural winner Carlos Valderrama to Preki to Robbie Keane to Sebastian Giovinco to David Villa and that Landon Donovan fellow,..." November 01

  • Major League Soccer to Sacramento: What to know about the latest expansion franchise announcement

    CBS Sports "On Monday, Major League Soccer finally announced what was widely reported and speculated in the past few months. The city of Sacramento was awarded a franchise at an event held in the city and attended by MLS commissioner Don Garber, Sacramento mayor Darrell Steinberg, California governor Gavin..." October 21

  • MLS Cup Playoff Predictions

    NBC Sports "There will be upsets. While Major League Soccer’s playoffs certainly should provide plenty of love for home teams in the one leg format, it will also give underdogs the chance to outfox better seeds over 90 minutes. Considering that 92 of 408 MLS matches ended in ties..." October 19

  • MLS 2019 awards list: MVP finalists include Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Carlos Vela; other races up for grabs

    CBS Sports "Major League Soccer revealed the finalists for its year-end awards on Monday, which means there are three players in the running for every category. The awards honor the best performers for the 2019 season, and all eyes are on MVP with Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the Los Angeles Galaxy, Carlos Vela..." October 14

  • Can Atlanta repeat? Why all 14 playoff teams could lift MLS Cup - and why they won't

    ESPN "Decision Day has come and gone, leaving Major League Soccer's 14 postseason-bound sides with nearly two weeks to contemplate their paths to MLS Cup glory. In the regular season's afterglow, playoff hopes will never be higher for many, which is why we've detailed precisely why..." October 08

  • David Tepper asks Charlotte to pay for MLS stadium

    WBTV " Members of the Charlotte City Council got an initial request to fund a new stadium for a Major League Soccer team in Charlotte during a closed session meeting Monday night. WBTV has spoken with two people briefed on the request, both of whom requested they not be named in order..." September 24

  • No, Josef Martinez Will Not Be Coming to Newcastle

    Coming Home Newcastle "I love Josef Martinez.   brb Naming my first son Josef — elijah newsome (@Elijah_Newsome) December 9,..." September 20

  • Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer says equal pay at the international level would be 'ridiculous'

    CBS Sports "Ahead of the Campeones Cup on Wednesday night against Liga MX champs America, Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer has raised eyebrows by getting involved in the equal pay dispute. In an interview with The Guardian, the Dutch tactician said he doesn't believe in equal pay..." August 13