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atlanta united

New additions, evolved roster have Atlanta looking like one of best in MLS

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Atlanta United have come a long way as an expansion franchise, even from last season when they were in the conversation as one of the best debut teams MLS has ever seen.

Despite that reputation, Atlanta's first season in MLS didn't get off to a flying start. Yes, they had that 6-1 smashing of Minnesota United in the snow in their second game of the season, but Atlanta's first two months overall were nothing out of the ordinary for an expansion side.

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.

Major League Soccer

A look at the Top 10 familiar MLS faces in new places for 2018

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It was a busy winter for MLS transactions and plenty of big MLS names were on the move.

Players fans have been plenty used to seeing in one uniform will be plying their trade in another city with another club this season. From members of the U.S. Men's National Team to former MVP candidates, it was a busy offseason of trades and sales throughout MLS.

Dreaming of greener pastures

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

Nagbe joins Atlanta in record-breaking deal

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Los Angeles (AFP) – US international Darlington Nagbe is heading from the Portland Timbers to Atlanta United in a deal worth up to a record $1.65 million (1.4 million euros).

The exact figure of the deal depends on contract incentives, but it could exceed the most allocation money ever exchanged between two Major League Soccer Clubs in a single trade - the $1.

Nagbe joins Atlanta in record-breaking deal

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Los Angeles (AFP) – US international Darlington Nagbe is heading from the Portland Timbers to Atlanta United in a deal worth up to a record $1.65 million (1.4 million euros).

The exact figure of the deal depends on contract incentives, but it could exceed the most allocation money ever exchanged between two Major League Soccer Clubs in a single trade - the $1.

The Best of MLS Week 25: Sebastian Giovinco, Darlington Nagbe and more

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Toronto's big star continued to awe as he ran rampant in two matches, while an Eastern Conference side has full control of their playoff hopes after another impressive showing.

Elsewhere, this year's No. 1 draft pick propelled his side to their first away victory thanks to an exquisite performance.

Portland Timbers

Sounders vs. Portland Timbers preseason, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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Preseason match 2 is against the second oldest rival Seattle has.

Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Suffering leads to Caleb Porter quitting. The Portland Timbers have a new coach and Seattle Sounders first chance to see what he's done to the team is Saturday night in Tucson at the Mobile Mini Sun Cup event at the Kino Sports Complex in MLS Preseason Presented by adidas (I think that's the full name and sponsorship involved).

Around The Forest: USL to use Pro/Rel?

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Also: Matt Doyle looks at the Timbers roster, Cubo Torres off to Pumas in LigaMX, Luciano Acosta gets green card and more!

Portland

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The Offseason So Far: The two most shocking moves thus far have come from the Rose City.

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.

Major Link Soccer: Darlington Nagbe heading to Atlanta?

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MLS Expansion draft and MLS Cup ratings.

Seattle

We can take one small victory over losing MLS Cup this past weekend. Ratings rose 75% from 2015, the last time ESPN aired the final. So, take that.

MLS

A lot of change is going on with the Portland Timbers. First, it was Caleb Porter and the Timbers parting ways.

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.

MLS Releases Expansion Draft Protected Lists, No Keepers for PTFC

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The protected lists for the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft have been released and the Portland Timbers have left both of their starting keepers from the 2017 season exposed.

On the Timbers' protected list are Alvas Powell, Liam Ridgewell, Larrys Mabiala, Vytas Andriuškevičius, Diego Chara, David Guzman, Darlington Nagbe, Diego Valeri, Sebastian Blanco, Fanendo Adi, and Dairon Asprilla.

Valeri, Chara, and Nagbe represent Timbers on MLS top jersey sales list

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Fun with jersey numbers!

I have 5 jersey's sitting in my closet right now, though at this point - I'm missing a Portland Timbers jersey. So maybe I should cruise on over to MLSStore.com - which today released its Top 25 selling jerseys in MLS.

6.8.21

Those are special numbers for Timbers fans and they also made the Top 25.

Portland Timbers Draw Houston Dynamo 0-0 in First Leg but Hit Hard by Injuries

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The Portland Timbers managed to escape the gnarled confines of BBVA Compass Stadium with a 0-0 draw against the Houston Dynamo despite three injuries forcing the side to take all of their substitutions before the 60th minute.

The Timbers came out of the gate looking sharp, nearly getting on the board in the 5th minute thanks to a narrowly missed chance from Darlington Nagbe.

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 1

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This piece started at the beginning of the season as a forest-level survey of each game. Occasionally zooming in to spotlight a player here or a stat there, the idea was to provide a comprehensive look at the Timbers' most recent performance.

Now stepping back to the season-wide level, that job gets pretty easy:

After 34 games, there's just no arguing with that.

Around The Forest: Stevan Jovetic joins AS Monaco on four year deal

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Diego Chara hits 200 matches, Nagbe up for GOTW, DaMarcus Beasley talks WCQ's and more!

Portland:

Timbers midfielder Diego Chara hits 200 games played with Portland during Cascadia rivalry clash | Portland Timbers
Amidst the drama of the Portland Timbers come-from-behind 1-1 Cascadia rivalry draw with Seattle Sounders FC Sunday night at CenturyLink Field was midfielder Diego Chara making his 200th regular-season appearance for Portland.

Storylines: Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers

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Timbers look to end the Sounders' 10 match unbeaten run on Sunday

The Story So Far

The Timbers made it two in a row as they downed the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday and currently sit second in the West behind the Seattle Sounders. Goals by (now) All-Time Timbers Goal Leader Diego Valeri and a wonderful goal inside the 18 by Darlington Nagbe helped seal the win.

Must-See Goal: Darlington Nagbe

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Diego Valeri, Darlington Nagbe shine to lead Timbers past Rapids

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In need of a win to remain in the thick of the Western Conference race, the Portland Timbers' two stars stepped up.

Diego Valeri provided a goal in the fifth straight match while Darlington Nagbe scored a stunner of his own to lead the Timbers to a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids.

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers Final Score: Dynamo stay unbeaten at home

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Timbers unlucky to walk away with just a point as Houston preserve their unbeaten record.

Things in Houston were hot before the whistle even blew to start the game. At a steamy 99 degrees outside, the high heat threatened to delay the start of the game but official readings came in under 92 degrees and things got underway on time.

Storylines: Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers

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The Timbers look to make it two in a row on the road

The Story So Far...

The Timbers made their trip to the great white north with barely a squad, and came out with a win. Honestly I didn't have a lot of hope going into this match, being so shorthanded. But they proved me wrong and took all three points on the road.

Tim Howard, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore lead USMNT Gold Cup replacements

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In his quest to lead the U.S. Men's National Team to Gold Cup glory, head coach Bruce Arena is set to call in the big guns.

Usual starting goalkeeper Tim Howard will be joined by Toronto FC vets Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore on the official roster once the USMNT completes its final group stage match against Nicaragua on Saturday, Goal reports.

Bill Tuiloma

Timbers Internationals October ‘17: Full Coverage

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See what the PTFC Internationals are up to this break.

Four Timbers (Darlington Nagbe, David Guzman, Vytas, and Bill Tuiloma) have been called up to their respective national squads this month. Follow here for all of our coverage including previews, match threads, and match reports.

Three Timbers get International call ups

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Guzman, Vytas and Tuiloma will be getting a chance to represent their countries during this international break.

Darlington Nagbe isn't the only Timber that will be playing for his country during this international break. David Guzman, Bill Tuiloma and Vytas have all been called up by their respective countries.

United States

Darlington Nagbe called up to USMNT for World Cup Qualifiers

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It comes down to the last two matches in the Hex to see if the USMNT advances to the World Cup.

It's time for another international break where we root on our country and hope no one comes back with an injury. As is normal now, Darlington Nagbe has been called up to participate in the last round of World Cup Qualifying.

USA vs. Jamaica Gold Cup 2017: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The USMNT met expectations by getting this far, but their opponent is not who they thought they'd face

The 2017 Gold Cup final had an air of inevitability all along, but a tournament low on good games finally offered up some quality and a surprise in the semifinal round. There, while the United States met their goal by seeing off Costa Rica, Jamaica shocked Mexico via a late Kemar Lawrence free kick goal.

Bruce Arena

USMNT vs. Honduras disaster review, plus D.C. United vs. Orlando City: Filibuster

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World Cup qualifying has us feeling some kind of way

This weekend was all about the USMNT, so Jason, Adam, and Ben have to start with the two disastrous qualifiers. We start with the man on the sideline, Bruce Arena, and try to assess how much of the blame for these games is on him (hint: a lot).

USMNT versus Honduras disaster review, plus D.C. United and Orlando City: Filibuster

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This weekend was all about the US men's national team, so Jason, Adam, and Ben have to start with the two disastrous qualifiers. We start with the man on the sideline, Bruce Arena, and try to assess how much of the blame for these games is on him (hint: a lot). We talk about Bruce trying Darlington Nagbe in a central role against Costa Rica, and whether or not Christian Pulisic should have been in the middle instead of out wide.

USA vs. El Salvador preview, TV times and team news

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As was the case with their first two games of the Gold Cup, the US was somewhat underwhelming in their 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, if only because it could have and should have been more than three. Dom Dwyer and Joe Corona both missed penalties but thanks to a late Matt Miazga goal, the US was able to secure top spot in the group and avoid a more difficult quarter-final matchup.

USA vs. El Salvador preview, TV times and team news

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As was the case with their first two games of the Gold Cup, the US was somewhat underwhelming in their 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, if only because it could have and should have been more than three. Dom Dwyer and Joe Corona both missed penalties but thanks to a late Matt Miazga goal, the US was able to secure top spot in the group and avoid a more difficult quarter-final matchup.

Arena makes his knockouts swaps

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So Bruce Arena took advantage of all six roster changes allowed ahead of the quarterfinals. In: Tim Howard, Jesse Gonzalez, Michael Bradley, Darlington Nagbe, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey Out: Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe, Dom Dwyer There were a few surprises, and they were all in the out group.

Jesse Gonzalez among 6 players added to USMNT roster

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Bruce Arena has made his six roster changes.

Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Darlington Nagbe, Tim Howard and Jesse Gonzalez were all added to the U.S. Men's National Team Gold Cup roster on Sunday.

Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe and Dom Dwyer were sent back to their respective sides to make room.

Jozy Altidore

Michael Bradley wins Golden Ball, six USMNT players in Gold Cup Best XI

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After winning Wednesday's tournament final, the U.S. Men's National Team earned plenty of honors in the 2017 Gold Cup.

Midfielder Michael Bradley took home the Golden Ball as tournament MVP. He was called into the group stage and played all 270 minutes of the knockout rounds.

US roll out big guns for Gold Cup knockout rounds

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Los Angeles (AFP) – US coach Bruce Arena will look to the old guard when his team attempts to book a place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals with victory over El Salvador on Wednesday.

Having squeezed into the knockout rounds on goal difference, the Americans have taken full advantage of tournament rules that allow teams to make up to six squad changes after the group stage.

The Rest

Kekuta Manneh added to USMNT squad for Paraguay friendly

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The U.S. Men's National Team will have an additional attacker join the squad for the upcoming match against Paraguay.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that Kekuta Manneh has been called up to join the USMNT squad for the March 27 friendly in Cary. With the addition, the squad now stands at 23 players.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/11/18

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Union Academy announces new coaches, MLS action from Saturday and results from Europe in today's links

Philadelphia Union News

Union announce four changes to Academy staff
Union Academy U14 coach Kevin Coleman succeeds Penn State's Men's Head Coach Jeff Cook as the Academy's U19 Head Coach.

WATCH: Darlington Nagbe hits the goal of the year, maybe millennium

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With the Goal the Timbers go 2-0 up!

Just GORGEOUS from Nagbe. 2-0 Portland! pic.twitter.com/ETQZkITeKH

— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) August 24, 2017

After watching Diego Valeri just score minutes before, Darlington Nagbe decided to try and one up the Timbers All-Time Leading scorer Diego Valeri.