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Report: Carlos Bocanegra pulls name from consideration for USMNT GM job

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Carlos Bocanegra was named as a candidate for the U.S. Men's National Team general manager job on Thursday, but by that evening, he reportedly removed himself from consideration.

According to Goal USA, Bocanegrawill instead serve as a consultant to newly-elected U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro and CEO Dan Flynn as the two look to hire a GM for the USMNT.

SBI Question of the Day: Who would be your pick for USMNT GM?

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With Carlos Cordeiro officially in office as U.S. Soccer president, the focus has turned towards filling yet another major position. It's a newly-created one, and it's a hire that will have a major impact on the U.S. Men's National Team for years to come.

Cordeiro reportedly met with Dan Flynn on Wednesday to begin the process of hiring a U.

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Report: Carlos Bocanegra being considered for USMNT GM role

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Another candidate has emerged for the newly-created U.S. Men's National Team general manager role.

According to Goal USA, former USMNT star and current Atlanta United VP Carlos Bocanegra is a candidate for the position. The news comes following a report earlier this week naming Seattle Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey as a candidate as well.

Darlington Nagbe ready for change, new challenge with Atlanta United

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Throughout his seven years in Portland, Darlington Nagbe was many things. He was a superstar and an enigma, all at the same time. He was a central midfielder at some points and a winger in others, a player sometimes cursed by his rare ability to be good at a variety of things.

Nagbe's time in Portland is over and his time in Atlanta is set to begin.

A look at how Darlington Nagbe fits with Atlanta United

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Atlanta United's attack set the league alight in their expansion season. Gerardo 'Tata' Martino's squad fired a whopping 70 goals, good for second in the league behind only eventual MLS Cup champions Toronto FC. On paper, Atlanta had an attack that paired remarkable talent with unlimited potential.

Report: Atlanta United nearing move for Darlington Nagbe

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One of the league's elite attacks appears to be close to adding a U.S. Men's National Team midfielder.

ESPN reported Monday that Atlanta United is close to signing acquiring Darlington Nagbe from the Portland Timbers. According to the report, the Timbers would receive$750,000 in general allocation money, $300,000 in targeted allocation money, and an additional $500,000-$600,000 in incentive-based compensation.

Yamil Asad

What does Yamil Asad add for D.C. United? We asked an Atlanta United expert

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Dirty South Soccer's Rob Usry tells us about the Black-and-Red's latest addition

We've been talking about about Yamil Asad since D.C. United's move to acquire the Argentine attacking midfielder went public. Now that a sequence of deals have been concluded — one with Atlanta United for his MLS rights, a second to settle loan terms with Velez Sarsfield, and finally with Asad himself concerning his salary — we wanted to hear from an Asad expert about what to expect from the new guy.

Reports: D.C. United to sign Yamil Asad on loan

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ESPNFC says deals with Atlanta United and Velez Sarsfield are in place to bring the 23 year old Argentine to the District

In a surprising move, D.C. United has apparently completed negotiations with both Atlanta United and Argentine club Velez Sarsfield to acquire attacking midfielder Yamil Asad on loan for the 2018 season.

Major League Soccer

Wednesday Freedom Kicks: Yamil Asad to D.C. United, MLS Live eliminated, and more

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Cupid brought us an attacking midfielder a day early.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope today is a day of love for you all. We love our Black & Red United community and today's gonna be a great day. Yesterday had a lot of news, and while I continue to watch the Olympics, lets's get right to it:

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D.C. acquires Yamil Asad in exchange for allocation money

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D.C. United's attack became more dangerous on Tuesday, as the club officially announced a deal with Atlanta United for midfielder Yamil Asad.

D.C. will send up to $600,000 in allocation money to the Five Stripes in exchange for the services of the Argentinian. Atlanta will receive $200,000 in general allocation money and $100,000 targeted allocation money in 2018 and $100,000 in both GAM and TAM in 2019.

Done deal: Yamil Asad joins D.C. United

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United's rich midfield just got richer, as one of the best at his position in MLS has joined the Black-and-Red

Bolstering an attack that struggled throughout last season, D.C. United has officially acquired midfielder Yamil Asad in a complicated deal. To acquire his MLS rights, the Black-and-Red will send $200,000 in General Allocation Money and $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money in 2018, and an additional $100,000 in GAM and in TAM to Atlanta United in 2019.

Bobby Boswell announces retirement

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Former Atlanta United defender Bobby Boswell has decided to hang up the cleats after 13 seasons in Major League Soccer. Boswell announced the decision on Monday on his personal Twitter account.

It's been a hell of a ride. From my family to yours, thanks for the support along the way.

The Western Conference is charging forward: Can the Dynamo keep up?

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The Western Conference promises to be much better than it was in 2017. In a changing league, Houston have to keep up.

Last year, MLS's Western Conference had a rough go of things. The top five clubs out east all would have finished first in the west, a dramatic turn from years of western dominance.

News roundup: Bethlehem Steel friendlies, Stewart rejected Dutch, more

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Plus Union mid-week contest, Earnie's European offer, Jay Heaps to USL, and more!

MLS Ticker: Sporting KC in discussions with Chilean midfielder, Red Bulls add midfielder on loan and more

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Sporting Kansas City's midfield spending spree is not over yet.

Peter Vermes' side, who has a wealth of allocation money to spend, will reportedly sign Chilean midfielder Felipe Gutierrez, according to the Kansas City Star.

Gutierrez most recently spent time on loan from Real Betis at Internacional in Brazil, where he made 16 appearances.

News roundup: More on Accam, Bethlehem Steel grad to Atlanta, Pro/Reg in USL?

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Also: new Union jersey today, MLS' Miami team to be announced Monday, Leeds United's badge upsets Internet, and more.

Atlanta United plays up the Tata effect

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 24, 2018) US Soccer Players - As if they hadn't already done enough to show up the stingier clubs in MLS. Atlanta United charged out of the gate in their first season with massive crowds and a team built around a group of exciting young players from Latin America.

Atlanta United planning to keep Carlos Carmona

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If Colo-Colo want to sign Carlos Carmona this offseason, the Chilean club will have to cough up a chunk of change to Atlanta United.

Reports out of Chile in recent weeks have stated that Colo-Colo is keen on acquiring Carmona and that the veteran midfielder who is under contract with Atlanta had successfully negotiated his exit from the MLS side.

Major Link Soccer: Minnesota United after Yamil Asad

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Minnesota United is after the former Atlanta United attacker

MLS

Not surprisingly that the Crew want a lot for their most valuable asset. It will take a significant offer for Crew SC to part with Justin Meram - Massive Report

No one will likely get killed if the Crew moves to Austin but in Argentina they would.

MLS preseason, Ezequiel Barco, Pontius to Galaxy: Freedom Kicks for 1/23/18

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Sometimes this is still a Party Boy blog.

Gooood morning, good morning, good morning! Does anyone else feel like 2018 hasn't done much to prove itself better than 2017? Because, woof. This year feels eternal already. And the MLS season hasn't even started yet!

Anyway, here are some soccer things.

Atlanta United ecstatic after finally landing Ezequiel Barco

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PHILADELPHIA The MLS Draft was winding down on Friday when Atlanta United made a move that turned heads. In fact, it was the biggest move of the day.

No, it was not a selection in the second round nor was it a blockbuster trade. Rather, it was the official announcement of the acquisition of Ezequiel Barco.

Major Link Soccer: Atlanta United are betting big on Ezequiel Barco

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Also: Beckham FC inches closer to launching, Cyle Larin is flying the coop, and MLS is crashing the e-sports party

Seattle

Sunday marked the 154th anniversary of Seattle becoming incorporated.

MLS

Los Angeles FC is reportedly fielding multiple offers for the #1 overall SuperDraft pick.

Dreaming of greener pastures

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As the Union offseason follows a familiar pattern, fans' patience is wearing thin.

2018 MLS schedule unveiled, D.C. United to open Audi Field on July 14

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The Black-and-Red will play 15 of their final 20 games at Audi Field

MLS has revealed the full 2018 league schedule, and after years of being hectored by fans, they did so on time. D.C. United will open Audi Field on July 14th with a game against, of all teams, the Vancouver Whitecaps. As has been known for some time, D.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/28/17

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Earnie Stewart ranked, MLS moves, and a record transfer in England

Philadelphia Union News

Which Philly sports GM had the best year in 2017?
Earnie did not get a good ranking.

MLS News

10 winter storylines that will define the MLS offseason
Here are some of the angles we're following this winter ahead of the start of 2018.

MLS Ticker: Atlanta's bid for Barco stays at $12 million, Cheyrou retires and more

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Atlanta United's bid for its latest big-name transfer target has remained the same despite recent reports.

According to ESPN, the Five Stripes have stood firm at their $12 million bid for Argentine Ezequiel Barco, who currently plays for Independiente.

The report claims Barco is willing to give $1 million of his part of the deal to Independiente to help solidify the move to MLS.

D.C. United announces 2018 MLS home opener, venue still to be determined

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The Black-and-Red will start the season with a visit to Orlando City

D.C. United's 2018 schedule is coming into focus, as MLS announced home openers for teams across the league. As expected, the Black-and-Red will start the season on the road, visiting Orlando City on March 3rd for a game kicking off at 7:30pm.

Grella, Mears chosen in first stage of MLS Re-Entry Draft

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The first stage of the 2017 Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft took place on Friday afternoon with two teams adding faces to their respective rosters.

Defender Tyrone Mears and forward Mike Grella were the only two names called, being chosen by Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids, respectively.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/14/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Former Union coach John Hackworth wants another shot at working in MLS
"I'm a prideful person, I'm ambitious, and I know that I want to go back into the pro game," he said while in town to watch his oldest son play in the NCAA College Cup.

Atlanta United officially acquires Darlington Nagbe in record-breaking deal

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The Atlanta United midfield just got that much better.

Atlanta United confirmed on Wednesday that the club has acquired Darlington Nagbe and Gbenga Arokoyo from the Portland Timbers. In exchange, the Timbers received$650,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) in 2018, $100,000 in GAM in 2019, $300,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) and a 2018 international roster spot.

Official: Portland Timbers Trade Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta United; The End of an Era

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The Portland Timbers have been a Major League Soccer side since 2011 and for the entirety of their time in the league, Darlington Nagbe has been a fixture on the team. From his 2011 Goal of the Year to his most recent call ups to the USMNT after a lifetime of waiting, Nagbe has been a Timber.

Now, however, the Nagbe era has ended in Portland as the Timbers announced today that the 27 year old midfielder had been traded to recent expansion side Atlanta United in exchange for a record setting package of allocation money and other accommodations.

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SuperDraft, trades, and transfers in MLS

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Monday's soccer news starts with the completion of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. Two rounds went in the books on Friday with the draft finishing with two more rounds on Sunday. University of Akron defender Joao Moutinho went first overall to expansion club LAFC. The LA Galaxy took high school goalkeeper Jose Villalobos with the second pick.

The offseason trend in MLS

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Dec 27, 2017) US Soccer Players - The word "trend" in a modern context suggests something ephemeral. Even if the shift of direction eventually morphs into the status quo, the initial push towards establishing it can only happen once. Trends aren't fads, but they also aren't exactly accepted as permanent from the outset, either.

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Around The Forest: Atlanta United and Independiente reach deal for Ezequiel Barco

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Also: Thorns acquire Caitlin Foord, NWSL to stream college draft, Timothy Tillman joins US U20, Josh Sargent joins Werder Bremen and more!

Portland

Learn more about new Thorns FC forward Caitlin Foord | Portland Timbers
On Friday, Thorns FC acquired one of the most exciting Australian players in forward Caitlin Foord.

News roundup: Noonan to Union, players fleeing Columbus, and Eric Lichaj’s weekend

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Also Sugarman cashes out, Atlanta spends big, and PSG walking all over Rennes

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Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/27/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Learn more about Union's new signing Cory Burke
He is the first player signed by the first team from the farm team who has no connection to the organization's academy.

Philadelphia Union fan reunites USMNT star Christian Pulisic with his dog
With the German Bundesliga on a holiday break, Borussia Dortmund and US national team star Christian Pulisic was back in America to celebrate.

Parity Crashers

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It's my parity, I can cry if I want to. Read more to see how many cheesy puns Steve Whisler can fit into one article.

The Rest

Atlanta United goes peach

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Unless it's Leeds United debuting a badge, everybody likes a kit reveal. Good, bad, or indifferent, most soccer fans seem to enjoy playing fashion designer. Or at the very least fashion critique. Atlanta United announced a new riff on their color scheme, adding a white uniform where the badge and other logos are peach.

Around The Forest: Timbers tweet out another kit tease

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Also: Carlos Carmona to say in the ATL, New Rapids coach pens open letter, Red Bulls preview all red kits and more!

Portland

New year, new look.

More to come later this month. #RCTID pic.twitter.com/MqYY3OcqfH

— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) January 1, 2018
Major League Soccer

Report: Carlos Carmona declines Colo Colo advances to remain with Atlanta | MLSsoccer.

Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta United, Alberth Elis staying with Houston Dynamo and more: Freedom Kicks for 12/14/2017

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A ton of MLS news, plus the USSF presidential race rages on

Hello! I'm really hoping today will be less cold than yesterday, that wind was pretty awful. Fortunately there was a decent amount of soccer news!

Official: Portland Timbers Trade Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta United; The End of an Era | Stumptown Footy
OFFICIAL: Atlanta United acquire Darlington Nagbe from Portland Timbers | Dirty South Soccer
Darlington Nagbe is headed to Atlanta in exchange for over a million dollars in allocation money.