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  • MLS Sued by Exec Claiming Retaliation for Speaking Up About Race

    TMZ "The MLS just released a statement to TMZ Sports ... saying, "Ms. Travieso’s allegations have no merit as her job, along with her entire department and 20 percent of League Office positions, was eliminated in November of 2020 as a result of the dramatic impact of the pandemic on Major..." July 21

  • Premier League-bound? The next MLS youngsters with European futures

    Pro Soccer Talk "The amount of young talent — whether from the USMNT, Canada or a handful of South American nations — thriving after making the jump from MLS to the Premier League or the rest of Europe has spiked in recent years, leading many on the other side of the pond wondering,..." April 16

  • 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