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Red Bulls, Atlanta United waste opportunity in draw

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The New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United FC each proved to be in playoff form in a potential wild card preview Sunday night.

Despite the scoreless draw, both teams showed a clear plan of attack and a relentless attack that has each side looking like a strong playoff opponent for any team in the Eastern conference.

Reports: Atlanta United in talks with Gerardo Martino, Sigi Schmid for coaching job

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Atlanta United has reportedly begun their search for a head coach and reports are linking the MLS expansion team with two high-profile candidates.

ESPN is reporting that the 2017 expansion side are in talks with former Argentina and Barcelona manager Gerardo 'Tata' Martino as well as former Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid to take over as head coach for their inaugural season.

Major League Soccer

Why Tata Martino should be hired as Bruce Arena’s replacement for USMNT

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With Bruce Arena announcing that he has stepped down as US Men’s National Team coach, now is the time for the US to start looking for a permanent new manager. They need someone who can get them back on track and start winning games again and get the US to the World Cup in 2022 and quite honestly they need someone who can do it with some sizzle and panache.

Why Tata Martino should be hired as Bruce Arena’s replacement for USMNT

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With Bruce Arena announcing that he has stepped down as US Men’s National Team coach, now is the time for the US to start looking for a permanent new manager. They need someone who can get them back on track and start winning games again and get the US to the World Cup in 2022 and quite honestly they need someone who can do it with some sizzle and panache.

Atlanta United ready to rest after grueling stretch

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It's been a jam-packed three-and-a-half week stretch for Atlanta United.

After playing only three games in the entire month of August, the Five Stripes embarked on a journey consisting of eight matches in a 23-day span that would make or break their season. Until Tuesday night, things could have hardly gone better for one of the more exciting expansion teams in the history of MLS.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/27/17

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Get ready for the Union game with some links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Atlanta United FC vs. Philadelphia Union
The teams with two of the three longest unbeaten streaks in MLS face off in Atlanta.

Union bracing for 'intimidation and chaos' at Atlanta United
Jim Curtin has heard the horror stories from his coaching brethren about facing Atlanta's powerful attack on its home turf.

Nightmare in Atlanta

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A nightmare of a first half for the Revolution set the stage for its worst loss in club history, a 7-0 annihilation at the hands of expansion Atlanta United FC on Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

Within the first 45 minutes, the Revolution surrendered three Josef Martinez goals (2nd, 31st, and 39th minutes), conceded a pair of penalties, witnessed the dismissals of Xavier Kouassi and Antonio Delamea, and watched Anton Walkes score during stoppage time.

Around The Forest: Diego Valeri making the case for MVP

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ATLUD raising money for hurricane victims, how will TFC attack the rest of the season and more!

Portland:

The MLS Wrap: Diego Valeri making MVP case | Goal.com
Major League Soccer's MVP race has felt like a foregone conclusion for some time. David Villa has been putting together a season even better than he had in 2016 when he won MVP honors, and with New York City FC looking like a serious title contender, it was tough to see anyone posing a real threat to Villa winning the award again.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Atlanta United

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Tyrone Mears scored in stoppage time to earn Atlanta United a 2-2 draw in Philadelphia.

Atlanta United FC Poised to Make History

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Expansion teams don't tend to make the playoffs. If you trace the modern history of professional sports in the U.S., you'd be hard-pressed to find any team making the playoffs in their first year of existence. Winning the title as an expansion team would seem near impossible. Yet, after three weeks of the 2017 Major League Soccer season, expansion pro sports franchise, Atlanta United FC, looks like a serious championship contender.

Blue ‘Loons’ lick wounds after MLS mauling

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Another game, another brutal, one-sided defeat.

Two games into their existence as a Major League Soccer franchise, and Minnesota United FC have done little to dispel grim predictions they may turn out to be one of the worst teams in league history.

On Sunday, the “Loons” launched their home season in near-arctic conditions, with snow blanketing the field at the TCF Bank Stadium as they faced fellow 2017 expansion side Atlanta United FC.

Timbers fell Minnesota in MLS debut

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The Portland Timbers handed Minnesota United FC a rude welcome to Major League Soccer with a 5-1 thrashing of the expansion side as the 2017 season kicked off.

Goals from Lawrence Olum, Fanendo Adi (2) and Diego Valeri (2) sealed all three points for the 2015 MLS Cup champions, who are desperate to atone for a disappointing defence of their title last season when they failed to reach the playoffs.

Timbers fell Minnesota in MLS debut

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The Portland Timbers handed Minnesota United FC a rude welcome to Major League Soccer with a 5-1 thrashing of the expansion side as the 2017 season kicked off.

Goals from Lawrence Olum, Fanendo Adi (2) and Diego Valeri (2) sealed all three points for the 2015 MLS Cup champions, who are desperate to atone for a disappointing defence of their title last season when they failed to reach the playoffs.

How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 1, TV and Streaming Listings

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It's the opening weekend of MLS regular season. All season Sounder at Heart will have your weekly open gamethread featuring Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:

Two MLS expansion teams will play their first game this weekend.

Atlanta United FC 2017 adidas Away Jersey

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Atlanta United today released its secondary kit for the club's inaugural 2017 season. In recognition of the club's supporters, the kit was hand delivered to 50 fans during half-time of Atlanta United's first pre-season match vs. Chattanooga FC. Atlanta United players debuted the kit for the second half of the match.

Q&A with rising Atlanta United FC U-18 star Lagos Kunga

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It’s safe to say that Atlanta United U-18 forward (and high school senior) Lagos Kunga has had a pretty solid start to his 2017. Not only was he one of seven youth players to be called up to the senior squad for preseason training in January, but he also made coach Brad Friedel’s U-19 USMNT camp as well.

Q&A with rising Atlanta United FC U-18 star Lagos Kunga

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It’s safe to say that Atlanta United U-18 forward (and high school senior) Lagos Kunga has had a pretty solid start to his 2017. Not only was he one of seven youth players to be called up to the senior squad for preseason training in January, but he also made coach Brad Friedel’s U-19 USMNT camp as well.

Is Minnesota United doing enough to be competitive in their first MLS season?

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There are two expansion sets readying to enter to MLS this year. Chances are, you've heard plenty about one of them.

Maybe it has something to do with Donald Trump and John Lewis, but all of the sudden, everything is coming up Atlanta.

The Falcons are in the Super Bowl. The TV series bearing the city's name just won a Golden Globe.

Atlanta United FC 2017 adidas Home Jersey

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Major League soccer expansion team Atlanta United Football Club unveiled their 2017 adidas home kit [...]

Atlanta United confident Gerardo Martino can buck trend of high-profile foreign coaches in MLS

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Gerardo 'Tata' Martino does not know the troubled history of high-profile foreign coaches in MLS, but both he and Atlanta United arelooking for him to be the exception.

Atlanta United appointed Martino as its first head coach on Tuesday, making the veteran Argentine the person in charge of leading the fledgling club on the field during its upcoming expansion season in 2017.

MLS announces rules for 2016 expansion draft

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Teamsaround the leaguecan begin to prepare for the offseason roster raids in this years expansion draft.

MLS released the date and rules for the upcoming expansion draft for Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC on Thursday. The draft will take place on December 13th at 2 P.M., just three days after the MLS Cup final draws the 2016 season to a close.

MLS Ticker: Jones, Perquis and more

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The next MLS expansion team could be making a big splash ahead of their debut season in 2017, while one of the league's best defenders is moving on.

Trinidad & Tobago forward Kenwyne Jones is reportedly close to signing a deal with expansion side Atlanta United FC. The 31-year-old most recently played for Cardiff City of the English Championship.

MLS Ticker: Atlanta Unitedm, Dynamo and more

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Atlanta United's roster continues to grow, while the Dynamo saw two players depart.

Atlanta United has signed veteran midfielder Chris McCann from Wigan Athletic. The 28-year-old will go out on loan until the team officially begins MLS play in 2017. (REPORT)

The Houston Dynamo have agreed to terminate David Rocha's contract, while on-loan midfielder Leonel Miranda will not return after his deal expired on June 30.

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NE Revolution 0:0 Atlanta Photo Gallery

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Technically Speaking: #NEvATL

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Welcome back to another edition of "Technically Speaking," where our resident coach and former pro Rick Sewall dissects the Revolution's latest performance.

Have a question for Rick? Fire away in the comments section!

NESoccerToday: What did you make of the Revs gameplan against Atlanta this time around?

Time to Quiet the Noise

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Ignore the noise. It's unofficial mantra of that other team the Revolution share Gillette Stadium with. But the MLS team has apparently adopted for its own use as it embarks on a critical two-game road swing.

While plenty has been made about the Revolution's winless ways on the road and justifiably so given their 0-10-3 mark outside of New England Revolution midfielder Diego Fagundez isn't paying attention to the naysayers ahead of Wednesday's contest at Atlanta.

Miguel Almiron

Revolution 0, Atlanta 7: Revs make the wrong type of history

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Let's never speak of this game again.

The New England Revolution made club history on Wednesday night when they conceded seven goals against Atlanta United FC. The result was the team's worst-ever defeat.

The Revs found themselves in a hole just two minutes in when Miguel Almiron put Josef Martinez behind the defense.

Three questions with Dirty South Soccer

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We spoke with Haris Kruskic of Dirty South Soccer, SB Nation's Atlanta United FC blog, about the upcoming match between the Union and ATL.

Eugene Rupinski - Brotherly Game) Atlanta has come into the league and really established a name for themselves, currently sitting just below the red line yet with a better points-per-game than the sixth place Montreal Impact.

Philadelphia Union

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Atlanta United FC

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Philadelphia Union lost a lead in extra time for the second time in three matches. What can they do further up the pitch to protect the defense?

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United FC

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The first ever meeting between the Union and United. No not that United, the other United.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United FC

Date: Saturday, August 26th

Time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern, 6:00 p.m. Central, 4:00 p.m. Pacific, 11:00 p.

Previewing Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas with Big D Soccer

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We spoke with Drew Epperley at Big D Soccer to discuss the Texas Derby between the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas

The Houston Dynamo hope to take the first win of the Texas Derby against FC Dallas and get their first positive result on the road. Last week the Dynamo lost out in a double game week when they traveled to face the Philadelphia Union and when they made their way south to play Atlanta United FC.

3 Games in 8 Days, Do the Dynamo Make Changes? Pick the Houston XI against Atlanta United FC

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Who should start for the Houston Dynamo when they travel to take on Atlanta United FC?

In the midweek fixture against the Philadelphia Union, the Houston Dynamo once again struggled on the road in their 0-2 loss. The Dynamo couldn't figure out how to break the Union down as they sat back and the Dynamo's energy looked flat for most of the game.

D.C. United

D.C. United vs. Atlanta United FC staff and reader predictions

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Oh, did you think the Black-and-Red might win tonight? Lol.

D.C. United are about to head off on a five-game road trip—but before they do that, they have to face Atlanta United FC at RFK Stadium tonight. The Black-and-Red played—and even beat—Atlanta back in April, but it's a different night, a different game, and we're thinking a different result.

D.C. United gets an improbable win, and DMV soccer recaps abound: Monday Freedom Kicks

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Also, Christian Gomez (still) has a posse.

Well to be fair, Jason and I called a 3-1 result, so you welcome family.

Recaps of and reactions to D.C. United's 3-1 win over Atlanta United FC by us (with more from us here), MLS (with more from them here, and a nice summation by Matt Doyle here), and WaPo.

D.C. United vs. Atlanta United FC staff and reader predictions

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It's a battle of the black and red teams!

So, it's still a little bonkers to me that Atlanta has an MLS team, because I grew up there and MLS never seemed like it was really in the cards. And now Atlanta is actually doing pretty well in its first season, while DCU has started 2017 a little bit on the struggle bus.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Atlanta United FC setting the stadium standard

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Reign FC do something they've never done before, and Barcelona are spending their Neymar money

Seattle

Seattle Reign FC finally won their first game ever against the Chicago Red Stars IN Chicago. It took two goals in the 90th minute to get it done.

With that win, Reign FC find themselves back in the fourth, and final, playoff spot.

Scouting Report: How to smoke Sporting Kansas City's brisket

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Those baby-blue tinted glasses don't hide that Peter Vermes' team has issues

Who You'll Watch

The Sounders returned from their two-game road trip with four points out of a possible six and find themselves in fourth place with 34 points. Sporting Kansas City comes to town for an important Western Conference clash with a share of first place on the line.

Arena names mixture of youth, veterans to USMNT Gold Cup roster

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Bruce Arena was expected to have a balance of youth and experience on his 23-man roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The U.S. Men's National Team coach stuck by his plan on Sunday, as he named a roster with a mixture of younger players with some veterans. Four players have earned their first call-ups, while 13 have fewer than 10 caps.

Previewing Houston Dynamo vs. Atlanta United FC with Dirty South Soccer

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We spoke with Haris Kruskic at Dirty South Soccer to discuss the upcoming match between the Dynamo and Atlanta United FC

The Houston Dynamo will finish out their 3rd game in just 8 days with a trip to Atlanta United FC. Earlier this week they fell 0-2 to the Philadelphia Union on the road which is unfortunately becoming a storyline this season.

Major Link Soccer: Bob Bradley continues talks with LAFC

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It's starting to look likely. Also, lots of 2017 MLS kits to ogle, and can Atlanta United FC stop unwanted chants before they start?

Seattle

Celebrating Brian Schmetzer is always a good idea in our opinion, and Washington State Legends of Soccer seems to agree. February 28 at the Market Arms in Ballard, you can attend "Brian Schmetzer: This is your life.