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  • MLS to implement concussion substitutions; Jeff Agoos explains how 'medical sideline reviews' will work

    CBS Sports "Major League Soccer Monday announced the introduction of concussion substitution trials for the 2021 season with two additional changes for suspected head injury victims allowed outside of the regular five that will continue into the new campaign after being introduced last year. U.S. Soccer..." April 06

  • Independiente agrees with Atlanta United (again) for transfer of Alan Franco

    Dirty South Soccer "Just when it looked like Atlanta United’s third attempt to sign a center back had slipped through its fingers with reports of competing bids for Alan Franco, Cesar Luis Merlo is reporting the deal has been agreed to allow the transfer to happen. Franco could be departing Argentina in a..." March 21

  • Indpendiente halts transfer of Alan Franco to Atlanta after $4 million bid from Sao Paulo

    Dirty South Soccer "Less than 24 hours ago, it appeared that Atlanta United had finally sealed the deal on a transfer for Alan Franco that would finally deliver manager Gabriel Heinze a prized center back to slot into the starting lineup. Now, it looks like that deal is far from certain. TyC..." March 19

  • What should Atlanta United do to fill the void at center back?

    Dirty South Soccer "Almost everything has gone perfectly for Atlanta United during a very important offseason re-tooling as the club attempts to rebound from The Season That Shall Not Be Named. The club locked down the manager they wanted in Gabriel Heinze, a hiring widely considered a stunning..." March 08

  • Lautaro Giannetti fails medical exam, transfer to Atlanta United breaks down

    Dirty South Soccer "Lautaro Giannetti’s agent has confirmed the defender’s knee was the issue that caused him to fail his medical exam in Atlanta, as reported by Felipe Cardenas from The Athletic. It appears the deal is off and Atlanta will search for a new target. " March 04

  • Atlanta United, Velez agree to deal for Lautaro Giannetti

    Dirty South Soccer "The transfer deal for Lautaro Giannetti lingered for a while, but after the player didn’t train today, the deal finally got done according to Felipe Cardenas at The Athletic. " February 24

  • Atlanta United signs Franco Ibarra from Argentinos Juniors

    Dirty South Soccer "After a long wait since reports initially broke in late January, Atlanta United officially announced the signing of midfielder Franco Ibarra from Argentinos Juniors Monday. Finances of the deal are not fully known at this point, but Cesar Luis Merlo reported in January on..." February 22

  • Fernando Meza joins Defensa y Justicia on loan

    Dirty South Soccer "Atlanta United have officially announced that Fernando Meza has joined Defensa y Justicia on loan. “We appreciate Fernando’s commitment to the club over the last year and wish him well during his loan stint,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director..." February 19

  • Atlanta United, Velez agree to deal for Lautaro Giannetti

    MLS Soccer "Atlanta United are reportedly looking to bolster their defense by targeting Velez Sarsfield center back Lautaro Giannetti, according to The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas. Giannetti, 27, played under Five Stripes manager Gabriel Heinze during their mutual time at the..." February 19

  • Major League Soccer announces dates for preseason training camps

    ESPN "Major League Soccer announced the dates for the opening of training camp, with players on most teams reporting on March 1. The first week will consist of a quarantine period that will include medical exams and testing for COVID-19. The first day of full training for most teams will be..." February 14

  • Franco Escobar departs Atlanta United with an everlasting legacy

    Dirty South Soccer "It’s now official. Franco Escobar’s signing was officially announced by Newell’s Old Boys. We already miss you, Franco. Atlanta United supporters have been here quite a lot recently. Having to say goodbye to a beloved player is never easy but this time it feels..." February 10

  • Atlanta United reportedly remains in contention for Hector David Martinez signing

    Dirty South Soccer "Folks, we are officially in a transfer saga. A report from Doble Amarilla Tuesday morning stated that Atlanta United transfer target Hector David Martinez is unwilling to go back to River unless they increase his salary, which Atlanta United is prepared to do. Doble Amarilla has been..." February 09

  • River Plate appear to gazump Atlanta United for Hector David Martinez

    Dirty South Soccer "Despite Atlanta United agreeing a fee with Defensa y Justicia, it appears that River Plate will beat the Five Stripes to Hector David Martinez’s signature. German García Grova reports that a call from Marcelo Gallardo convinced the young defender to re-join River as the Argentine..." February 08

  • Atlanta United agrees to transfer fee for defender Hector David Martinez

    Dirty South Soccer "Atlanta United appears to be going all-in on its rebuilding project this offseason as it looks to rebound from a forgettable 2020 season under new manager Gabriel Heinze. After reports landed in recent days of two incoming young central midfielders — Santiago Sosa and..." February 07

  • Santiago Sosa confirms River Plate exit; set to travel to Atlanta

    Dirty South Soccer "Santiago Sosa has given an interview while departing River Plate confirming that he’s leaving the club and heading to Atlanta United. He says that the deal materialized quickly and he’s on his way to Atlanta now to complete the deal. " February 05

  • MLS bracing for potential lockout ahead of 2021 season

    CBS Sports "MLS president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott has issued a memo to teams and league staff telling them to prepare for a potential lockout of players if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't figured out this week, according to Jeff Carlisle of ESPN. The league has imposed a..." January 28

  • MLS regular season to begin April 3; MLS Cup final on Dec. 11

    ESPN "Major League Soccer announced the 2021 MLS season will begin on Saturday, April 3 and feature 34 matches for each of the league's 27 clubs, including expansion side Austin FC. The regular season will conclude with MLS Decision Day on Nov. 7, followed by the MLS Cup playoffs..." January 25

  • Atlanta United to sign Lisandro Lopez from Racing Club

    Dirty South Soccer "Atlanta United is set to sign 37-year-old striker Lisandro Lopez from Racing Club, according to a report from Cesar Luis Merlo Monday night. The report states that Lopez will announce the decision tomorrow. Implicit in the wording and context of the report is that this..." January 19

  • Atlanta United transfer target Moises Caicedo to sign with Brighton

    Dirty South Soccer "Moises Caicedo, the 19-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder who is one of the brightest young soccer stars the nation has seen in recent years, is headed to the Premier League to play for Brighton and Hove Albion FC according to TyC’s Cesar Luis Merlo. Atlanta..." January 11

  • Gabriel Heinze hints at signings in winter transfer window for Atlanta United

    Dirty South Soccer "New Atlanta United manager Gabriel Heinze was formally introduced to the media and fans in his introductory press conference this morning, and the Argentine wasn’t timid to share that the club is indeed looking at reinforcements. Heinze said that he wants to bring in..." December 22

  • Amad Diallo: Winger gets Italian passport ahead of transfer to Man United

    Sky Sports "United are optimistic the forward, who has also received Italian citizenship, will be granted a United Kingdom work permit to enable him to travel to Manchester next month. The Premier League club confirmed they had agreed a deal for the 18-year-old on transfer deadline day in..." December 20

  • Boca Juniors midfielder reportedly tops Gabriel Heinze’s Atlanta United shopping list

    Dirty South Soccer "Despite not being officially announced as the new manager of Atlanta United yet, we’re already learning about Gabriel Heinze’s possible transfer wishlist.  According to The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas, the Argentine has his sights set on at least one..." December 14

  • MLS to charter flights for players on international duty to sidestep quarantine

    ESPN "In a bid to have players on international duty return in time for the MLS Cup playoffs, the league is taking the unusual step of using charter flights to speed their return to the U.S. and thus avoid quarantine periods, sources have told ESPN. This move will allow these players to be..." November 17

  • Breaking Down What's at Stake on MLS Decision Day

    Bleacher Report "The final day of the Major League Soccer season is here. Decision Day is split into two time windows. The Eastern Conference teams will play first at 3:30 p.m. ET, and then the Western Conference sides will do battle at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Supporters' Shield is the biggest..." November 08

  • Club Tijuana seeking Fernando Meza transfer

    Dirty South Soccer "Club Tijuana are exploring options seeking the signing of Fernando Meza after only one season at Atlanta United ahead of the 2021 Liga MX clausura, according to a report from Mexican outlet El Imparcial. The report states that prior to flipping Meza to Atlanta..." October 24

  • What broke down, and what's next after summer window?

    The Score "Real target Mbappe, will settle for Haaland Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe's eventual move to Real Madrid seems inevitable, and according to Eurosport, the Frenchman will join the reigning La Liga champs next summer to replace Luka Jovic...." October 18