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MLS Ticker: John Terry discusses MLS, Atlanta United send trio on loan, and more

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Following the end to his Premier League career last Sunday, Chelsea defender John Terry discussed Major League Soccer in Sirius XM's 'The Football Show'.

The 36-year-old's 19 year career willcome to an end this weekend as Chelsea face Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley. The Blues lifted the 2016-17 Premier League title under new boss Antonio Conte, clinching the title in a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion back on May 12.

The Best of MLS Week 12: Almiron, dos Santos, Union and more

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Week 12 was the busiest stretch of the Major League Soccer season to date. A quintet of Wednesday games started the week before a normal slate of weekend contests took the spotlight.

There was plenty of quality displayed across the 16 matches, including some spectacular finishes from the league's best forwards, but one from a high-profile designated player stood out the most.

Things change for Atlanta and Minnesota

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 10, 2017) US Soccer Players - This is, as they say, why they play the games. During the buildup to the 2017 MLS season, when 19 teams were still reviewing what went wrong while Seattle celebrated, two expansion clubs plotted their debuts. Though the new Uniteds shared a moniker, they each went about building their organizations in decidedly different ways.

SBI Question of the Day: Which MLS newcomer is off to the best start?

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We are more than a quarter of the way through the 2017 MLS season. As always, there are some surprise teams and standout players, many of whom are new to the league this year.

Atlanta United and Minnesota United have provided the league with some extra attacking quality.

Being a backup goalkeeper in MLS

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 8, 2017) US Soccer Players – It's every team's nightmare. Your starting goalkeeper picks up an injury during a game. He's subsequently stretchered off. Following a few tense moments, your backup goalie quickly takes off his tracksuit, sprints towards the goal, and takes his place on the field.

Wallace, Villa fire NYCFC past Atlanta in MLS

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New York (AFP) – Reigning Major League Soccer Most Valuable Player David Villa celebrated his contract extension with New York City FC with a goal in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Atlanta United.

Former Spain and Barcelona star Villa returned from a one match absence due to illness and quickly made his presence felt at Yankee Stadium.

5 things so far from the 2017 MLS season

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 1, 2017) US Soccer Players – We're far enough into the 2017 MLS season to start taking the standings seriously. Although the league's unpredictable nature can turn even a mid-table team into a contender once the playoffs roll around, there are some things we can glean.

Atlanta United surpasses Seattle Sounders as kings of MLS attendances

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Atlanta United has surpassed Seattle Sounders for the best average attendance in MLS this season.

The 2017 debutant is averaging 49,077 fans per game at the Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Meanwhile, Seattle Sounders is averaging 43,004 per game in 2017, which is a 8% increase from last season.

Atlanta United surpasses Seattle Sounders as kings of MLS attendances

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Atlanta United has surpassed Seattle Sounders for the best average attendance in MLS this season.

The 2017 debutant is averaging 49,077 fans per game at the Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Meanwhile, Seattle Sounders is averaging 43,004 per game in 2017, which is a 8% increase from last season.

D.C. United vs. Atlanta United ratings form

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A surprising win is open for evaluation.

It was all the markings of a game D.C. United would win in retrospect; Atlanta United was a formidable foe, scoring a ton of goals, D.C. was playing on the road, which they never do that well. So when they won 3-1 for their first road win in more than two and a half years where three scored two or more goals, it's a cause for celebration, right?

Hamid, Acosta lead D.C. United to comeback win in Atlanta

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After just nine minutes on Sunday, it looked like it would be a good day for hosts Atlanta United at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

D.C. United had other things to say about that, turning around an early deficit for a 3-1 road victory.

D.C. playmaker Luciano Acosta and goalkeeper Bill Hamid were key to the victory, which didn't look like it would come for the visitors considering how well Atlanta United started the match.

Atlanta United impress on road again, take down RSL

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Atlanta United hasmade plenty of statements in their first year in Major League Soccer, but their most important may have come at the end of their four-game road swing.

Tata Martino's men ended the road trip with a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday. United picked up five points during their current swing, and already have eight overall road points in 2017 in a league where positive results on the road are hard to come by.

Atlanta United’s stadium issue

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 21, 2017) US Soccer Players - By almost any fair measure, the start to Atlanta United's inaugural season has been a rousing success. On the field and in the stands, Arthur Blank's new MLS entry has met the lofty aspirations they set for themselves in the build-up to 2017.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Montreal Impact

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If ever there was a moment to showcase fight left in a season, this is it for Philadelphia.

Match: Philadelphia Union vs Montreal Impact

Time: 1pm EST, 12pm CST, 10am PST, 6pm UTC

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium

Television: TVAS, 6ABC

Streaming: MLS Live (Subscription Only)

Referees: REF: NIMA SAGHAFI AR1: Eric Weisbrod AR2: Jason White 4TH: Mark Geiger

All-time Record: 3-5-5, -7 GD

What Montreal will look like:

Montreal returned to their winning ways after a 2-1 win at home against the newly-christened "best team in MLS no matter what" Atlanta United.

MLS Ticker: Adi suspended, Hamid negotiating new contract and more

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The first Cascadia Cup showdown of the season on Saturday will be without a star forward due to a suspension from a Week 7 incident.

Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi was handed a one-game ban and an undisclosed fine by the MLS Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday for violent conduct in the 26th minute of the loss to Sporting Kansas City.

Major Link Soccer: DeAndre Yedlin is back from injury

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Atlanta's stadium is delayed till September.

Seattle

The Tacoma Rainiers are getting some special new jerseys, designed by a fifth grader for Tacoma Public Schools night. It looks awesome and has all the iconic sights of the city. I'm not even joking, I want one.

Not a fan of the nickname "Goose" for Gustav Svensson?

MLS Ticker: Birnbaum diagnosed with concussion, Atlanta United stadium, and more

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D.C. United could be without a key player for a while.

United revealed that defender Steve Birnbaum has been diagnosed with a concussion after he was stretchered off in Saturday's game versus the New York Red Bulls.

Update: Tests are negative.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7

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With week seven of the MLS season in the books, some surprising results headlined the action around the league.

New York City FC took down the struggling Philadelphia Union, 2-0, capped by a stunning 50-yard David Villa chip over Andre Blake.

SBI Spotlight: Gressel making waves alongside big names in Atlanta United lineup

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There are plenty of big-name players that drive across the field with flair that could easily get the attention of Atlanta United fans, but there's one midfielder in particular who has captured their hearts one month into the club's first season.

Rookie midfielder Julian Gressel earned a spot in Tata Martino's first starting XI and has impressed alongside big names like Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron.

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Almiron hat-trick leads Atlanta United to rout of Dynamo

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Two of the league's top attacks collided on Saturday, and it was playmaker Miguel Almiron ensured his side emerged victorious with his first MLS hat-trick.

Almiron fired a trio of goals while Julian Gressel added a goal of his own in a 4-1 rout of the Houston Dynamo.

SBI Spotlight: After overcoming career-threatening injury, Garza thriving with Atlanta United

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Throughout the many months he was away from the game, Greg Garza had one thought in mind. He was in agonizing pain, physically as well as mentally. A hip injury was set to rob him of at least a year, maybe more, putting his very livelihood at stake at one of the most important points in his career.

Atlanta United grabs road draw with Timbers

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Heading into Providence Park is always a tough task, but Atlanta United proved up to it by snagging a difficult away point.

Julian Gressel and Liam Ridgewell provided goals on Sunday afternoon as Atlanta United earned a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers at Providence Park.

Rapid-fire goals lead NYCFC to win over Atlanta United

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NEW YORK Sunday's match between New York City FC and Atlanta United was billed as a clash of two of the most potent attacks in MLS. It lived up to the hype in that regard, at least for one team.

NYCFC rode second half goals from Rodney Wallace and Maxi Moralez to a 3-1 win on Sunday at Yankee Stadium, earning the club their second straight win.

Late goal give Impact its first win against 10-man Atlanta United

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With Ignacio Piatti back in the lineup, the Montreal Impact were poised to take on Atlanta United but it was Canadian homegrown player Anthony Jackson-Hamel who stole the show with a stoppage time goal.

The Impactgrabbed the team'sfirst win of the season with a 2-1 win against an Atlanta United team reduced to ten men on Saturday at Stade Saputo.

TFC, Atlanta United split points in exciting draw

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Toronto FC and Atlanta United have proven to be two of the most exciting teams in MLS, and they certainly lived up to the billing Saturday in a back-and-forth draw.

On Saturday, TFCFC hosted Atlanta United in what turned out to be a highly entertaining 2-2 draw at BMO Field.

Philadelphia Union

Houston Dynamo vs Atlanta United: How to watch, lineups and more

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Houston are looking for their first road win today.

Who

Houston Dynamo vs Atlanta United

What

Houston are on still on the road as part of a three game road stretch. Wednesday, the lost to the Philadelphia Union 2-0. Now in their third game in eight days the Dynamo are looking to turn around their poor road form.

Brotherly Bag #4: “Why even bother?”

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It's a question I'm sure many are asking themselves.

We took a brief hiatus, but we're back to answer your questions about the still-horrible Philadelphia Union.

Why should we even bother to buy tickets to this team anymore? Also, how can we convince Comcast to buy this team?

Jordan Wohl: But, wait till next ye—Sorry couldn't resist.

Real Salt Lake rides an orange ball to victory and the rest of the week that was

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The best game of week six was Toronto versus Atlanta. Draws can be fun, especially when they involve other teams.

Toronto FC and Atlanta United had all the action, even if their match ended in a 2-2 draw. Giovinco is back to MVP form with a goal on his seven shots. The ATL continue to look like an East contender, plus they are fun to watch.

Portland Timbers

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 1, Atlanta United 1

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It's official: The Portland Timbers are in a bit of a funk.

Are there reasons for the funk? Sure. They've had a series of injuries in the attack and are going through a tough stretch in the schedule. But they've also dropped some points they shouldn't have, and have put in performances unbecoming a team that has trophy aspirations.

Portland Timbers vs. Atlanta United Match Preview

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After going winless on their two-game road swing against FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes, the Portland Timbers are returning home to Providence Park tomorrow in need of points. Now sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference, the Timbers will have a chance to push their way back to the top of the pack with a win over expansion side Atlanta United, or to fall down to fifth if the day's results do not go their way.

D.C. United

Good vibes quickly vanish as D.C. United lose to Montreal Impact

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United get three game home stand off to disappointing start

D.C. United had every right to come into Saturday's game against the Montreal Impact feeling good about themselves. Most recently, they had gone down to Georgia, and strutted away with three points after a 3-1 win over Atlanta United.

D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch MLS online

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With three straight at home, United appears to be rounding into form at the right time as they host the Impact

A slow start to 2017 has started to change for D.C. United, who went 3-1-1 in April and are coming off of a remarkable win on the road against Atlanta United. With the injury list starting to shorten a bit last week, the Black-and-Red will be looking to ramp things up as they get three straight matches at home against Eastern Conference opponents.

D.C. United’s resiliency pays off in 3-1 win over Atlanta United

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Instead of folding after early siege, United responded to pick up their first road win of 2017

Sunday afternoon had all the hallmarks early on of another loss on the road for D.C. United. In their first ever game against Atlanta United, United could have conceded on two different occasions in the opening three minutes.

D.C. United’s resiliency pays off in 3-1 win over Atlanta United

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Instead of folding after early siege, United responded to pick up their first road win of 2017

Sunday afternoon had all the hallmarks early on of another loss on the road for D.C. United. In their first-ever game against Atlanta United, United could have conceded on two different occasions in the opening three minutes.

D.C. United versus Atlanta United lineup: Luciano Acosta and Patrick Mullins are back

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Injuries still dog United, but they have two key starters back

D.C. United will take on Atlanta United this Sunday without a number of keys players: Steve Birnbaum, Nick DeLeon, Patrick Nyarko, and Sebastien LeToux all look to remain on the sidelines due to various injuries. However, the timely return of Patrick Mullins, Taylor Kemp, and Luciano Acosta will provide some tooth to the attack that finally found some goals last week.

Atlanta United projected starting 11 to face D.C. United

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Even without one of their attacking stars, this other United poses a major challenge for the Black-and-Red

Atlanta United has quickly drawn plenty of praise, and it's not hard to figure out why. Expensive attacking signings have panned out, Tata Martino has looked as smart as expected, and their only-in-MLS acquisitions have been useful starters.

Ailing D.C. United limping into Atlanta United test

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The Black-and-Red wrap up road swing with first-ever meeting with Atlanta

D.C. United hasn't exactly enjoyed the start of the recent three-game road swing in MLS play. There were a couple of positives in the first half two weeks ago, until poor play after the break undid them against the New York Red Bulls.

D.C. United vs. Atlanta United, best wishes to Joanna Lohman, and more: Freedom Kicks for 4/28/2017

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The Uniteds meet soon, the Rainbow Warrior goes under the knife, and TFC-Dynamo is on tap for tonight

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Carleton, Weah, Sargent headline U.S. U-17 roster for CONCACAF U-17 Championship

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With just under one week to go until the CONCACAF U-17 Championships kick off, head coach John Hackworth has named his 20-player roster that will join him in Panama.

The tournament, which doubles as qualification for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup taking place in India this October, sees the U.

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Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United: Player ratings

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There was a lot to consider when re-watching the Seattle Sounders' disappointing 0-0 draw with Atlanta United on Friday night. On one hand, Atlanta was the highest-scoring team in the league, and Seattle's backline had only one of its usual starters but still earned a clean sheet. On the other hand, while the Sounders created quality chances, they failed to put much of real substance on frame or take advantage of their superior play throughout most of the game.