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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.

Atlanta United hires Gerardo 'Tata' Martino as first head coach

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Following weeks of reports, Atlanta United finally got their man.

Atlanta United announced on Tuesday that the club has hired former Barcelona and Argentina manager Gerardo 'Tata' Martino as the club's first head coach. Martino most recently took charge ofLa Albicelesteat this past summer's Copa American before resigning following Argentina's penalty kick loss to Chile in the tournament finale.

Report: Gerardo Martino turns down Club America amid negotiations with Atlanta United

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Atlanta United received some positive news in their managerial search ahead of their inaugural 2017 season.

Spanish site AS is reportingthat Gerardo 'Tata' Martino has turned down an offer from Club America to continue negotiations to take charge of the new MLS team. America has been searching for a new manager since dismissingIgnacio Ambríz several weeks ago, but will have to look elsewhere as Martino appears to prefertaking over the upcoming MLS team.

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Major Link Soccer: Atlanta United reportedly name their first manager

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It appears former Barcelona Manager Gerardo Martino is on his way to coach in the Dirty South.

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Atlanta United have begun laying the ground work to come running into MLS out of the gate, and they appear to have found the manager they believe will take them there: reports out of Argentina link former Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino to the job opening.

Tuesday Kickoff: Messi, Simeone and more

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Copa America favorites Argentina didn't need their biggest star in Monday's win over Chile, but the team's leading attacker appears to be on track to return forLa Albiceleste's next match.

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has said Lionel Messi will be ready for the squad's Group D meeting with Panama on June 10, barring a setback.

Van Gaal: Players watched El Clasico together

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Manchester United players stay at The Lowry hotel the night before matches as part of Louis van Gaal's pre-match preparation.

The manager has revealed how great team spirit is amongst the camp, but all the players except one getting together to watch El Clasico together on Saturday night.

We went to the Lowry, we had a screen so I could watch the second half and 17 players of 18 were there.

As Expected Luis Enrique Named Barcelona Coach

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No surprise to hear that Barcelona have appointed Luis Enrique as their new first-team coach. The former Barca player, who managed the club's B team between 2008 and 2011, quit as Celta Vigo manager last week. He has signed a two-year deal and replaces Gerardo Martino, who left after Barca finished second to Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

Ungrateful Barcelona

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Barcelona is a great team with lousy fans. After having given them so much, they were not big enough to support Lionel Messi when the young lad is obviously going through a different time. I doubt they would have done the same to Xavi, Puyol or Busquets, their Catalonian boys. Messi will be staying in Barcelona for at least two years more.

Gerardo Martino Steps Down as Barcelona Manager After Atletico Madrid Win La Liga Title

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Gerardo Martino has stepped down as manager of FC Barcelona.

According to a brief statement issued by Barcelona, Martino will leave the club by mutual constent. The decision was made shortly after Atletico Madrid tied Barcelona 1-1 at Camp Nou, which was enough to help Atleti win the 2013/14 La Liga title.

European Weekend Preview: Slumping Barca face Bilbao; Everton host Man United; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

When Barcelona visited Athletic Bilbao in December, the first-place club suffered its first La Liga loss under first-year manager Gerardo Martino.

Four months later, Barcelona need a win against their old foes in order to keep their season from going completely off the rails.

Culés insultan a Messi, Martino y todo Barcelona.

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Insospechado. Más allá de la cronología y de que alguna vez el reinado acabaría no podría suponerse que "hinchas" del Barcelona se tomaran la molestia de apostarse de madrugada (3.30) en las puertas del Camp Nou sólo para insultar a su técnico y jugadores.
"Messi eres una mierda", "Tata vete ya", "con lo que cobran.

WATCH Real Madrid Win Copa Del Rey Final Against Barcelona: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Man of the match Gareth Bale scored a stunning goal to earn Real Madrid their 19th Copa del Rey title against Barcelona on Wednesday. After Marc Bartra cancelled out Angel Di Maria's opener, Bale stormed out of the left-wing, running half the length of the pitch before poking the ball past Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Pinto in the 85thminute.

Bale Decides Copa del Rey Final for Dominant Real Madrid

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Real Madrid have claimed their first piece of silverware as they march to the treble with a dominant performance over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final. With Cristiano Ronaldo on the sidelines due to injury, Carlo Ancelotti picked the attacking trident of Bale, Benzema, and Di Maria. It was Di Maria who sparked the match into life after a deadly counterattack of one touch passing started by Isco.

Bale Decides Copa del Rey Final for Dominant Real Madrid

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Real Madrid have claimed their first piece of silverware as they march to the treble with a dominant performance over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final. With Cristiano Ronaldo on the sidelines due to injury, Carlo Ancelotti picked the attacking trident of Bale, Benzema, and Di Maria. It was Di Maria who sparked the match into life after a deadly counterattack of one touch passing started by Isco.

España: Duras tapas contra Martino.

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Las portadas madrileñas (Marca - As) refieren al "Barça". Las portadas catalanas (Sport - MD) refieren al Tata. caligula

Madrid leapfrog Barça and go level with Atlético

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The La Liga title race has been fascinating all season and it took another turn on Saturday as Real Madrid moved ahead of Barcelona as they beat Ulmeria 4-0 while Barca were shut out for the second straight game, this time 1-0 to Granada.

Barcelona, knocked out of the Champions League by Atlético Madrid in midweek, would have gone above Diego Simeone's side and to the top of the league with victory against Granada.

Barcelona keeping tabs on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ contract situation

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PHOTO: Brendan Rodgers oversees pre-Manchester United training on Friday #LFC pic.twitter.com/UmceVVB4TJ Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 14, 2014 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is being considered by Barcelona as a possible replacement for Gerardo Martino, according to the Sunday People. The Reds boss has just over 12 months left to run on his Anfield deal and [.

FC BARCELONA | COACH TATA ON THE ROPES AS NEW CANDIDATES FLOWER

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LA LIGA LUNES : Referee’s Report Reveal Barca’s Martino Swore At Real Sociedad Assistant Coach

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It's funny how things can go horribly wrong, especially since Barca started the weekend at the top of La Liga with a superior goal difference over both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

However, Real Madrid pipped Barcelona to the top of the La Liga standings after the Blaugranas's unexpected 3-1 defeat to Real Sociedad over the weekend.

Griezmann Inspires Real Sociedad to Stun Barcelona in 3-1 Win

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After a successful Champions League night in Manchester, Gerardo Martino felt at liberty to experiment with the Barcelona lineup away against Real Sociedad. Leaving Xavi and Fabregas on the bench, Martino chose a new midfield trio of Sergio Busquets, Song, and Iniesta. Even with the attacking trident of Messi, Neymar, and Pedro, Barcelona succumbed 3-1 to a much superior Real Sociedad.

Griezmann Inspires Real Sociedad to Stun Barcelona in 3-1 Win

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After a successful Champions League night in Manchester, Gerardo Martino felt at liberty to experiment with the Barcelona lineup away against Real Sociedad. Leaving Xavi and Fabregas on the bench, Martino chose a new midfield trio of Sergio Busquets, Song, and Iniesta. Even with the attacking trident of Messi, Neymar, and Pedro, Barcelona succumbed 3-1 to a much superior Real Sociedad.

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Lionel Messi To Play In Copa America Not Olympics

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Great news for La Albiceleste fans as Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has confirmed that Lionel Messi will play in the Copa America this summer instead of the Olympics,.

Martino said on Argentina radio station La Red that it was "too much" for the Barcelona star to play in both events and also World Cup qualifiers.

Messi en AFA revista.

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Después de la fallida final de Brasil 2014, la Selección Argentina empieza su nuevo derrotero bajo las ordenes de Gerardo Martino (DT) en la inminente Copa América. AFA Revista, en su edición de marzo 2015, pone a Messi en tapa y lo reportea de cara a la nueva temporada. Podés leerlo acá.

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Gerardo Martino resigns following 'serious problems' with Argentina

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While Lionel Messi has made headlines recently over his sudden retirement from international soccer, Argentina head coach Gerardo Martino is reportedly following the star attacker's lead.

The Argentine Football Association released a statement on Tuesday revealing Martino's decision.

"The national team's technical staff have decided to hand in their resignation on this day [Tuesday].

No Messi in Argentina squad for Rio Olympics

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Buenos Aires (AFP) Argentina coach Gerardo Martino on Thursday named part of his squad for the Rio Olympics but superstar Lionel Messi was not included after being chosen for the Copa America instead.

The full list of 22 will be revealed in the coming days but not before Sunday's final of the Copa, where Argentina take on holders Chile.

Magical Messi grabs hat-trick as Argentina romp into quarters

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Chicago (AFP) Lionel Messi scored a magical hat-trick in 19 minutes as Argentina cruised into the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals with a 5-0 rout of Panama on Friday.

Messi had been forced to delay his debut in the tournament after a slow recovery from a lower back injury, with Argentina coach Gerardo Martino surprisingly naming him amongst the substitutes once more.

Magical Messi grabs hat-trick as Argentina romp into quarters

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Chicago (AFP) Lionel Messi scored a magical hat-trick in 19 minutes as Argentina cruised into the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals with a 5-0 rout of Panama on Friday.

Messi had been forced to delay his debut in the tournament after a slow recovery from a lower back injury, with Argentina coach Gerardo Martino surprisingly naming him amongst the substitutes once more.

Messi to make Copa debut – Martino

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Chicago (AFP) Lionel Messi will return to Argentina's starting line-up for Friday's Copa America Centenario clash with Panama, coach Gerardo Martino confirmed Thursday.

Speaking to reporters at Soldier Field ahead of Friday's Group D game, Martino said Messi had been cleared to play after recovering from a back injury.

Messi to make Copa debut – Martino

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Chicago (AFP) Lionel Messi will return to Argentina's starting line-up for Friday's Copa America Centenario clash with Panama, coach Gerardo Martino confirmed Thursday.

Speaking to reporters at Soldier Field ahead of Friday's Group D game, Martino said Messi had been cleared to play after recovering from a back injury.

Copa America 2016 Group D Primer: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Panama

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All the team info, TV schedules and players to look for in Group D featuring Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Panama.

ARGENTINA

Nickname - La Albiceleste

FIFA Ranking - 1st

Head Coach - Gerardo Martino

Best Copa Finish - Champions (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991 and 1993)

Roster Breakdown - 4 Domestic, 6 England, 4 Spain, 3 Italy, 2 France, 2 Mexico, 1 Portugal, 1 China

Player You Should Know - Javier Mascherano, MID/DEF, Barcelona (ESP) - Yes, there might actually be someone on Argentina more important than Lionel Messi.

No decision yet on Messi for Copa opener: Martino

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Santa Clara (United States) (AFP) Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said Sunday no decision has been taken on Lionel Messi's fitness for his team's Copa America Centenario opener against Chile.

Messi, who arrived in California on Friday after giving evidence at his tax fraud trial last week, is struggling with a back injury sustained during Argentina's 1-0 win over Honduras last month.

Argentina call on Messi, Aguero for Copa but Tevez snubbed

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Buenos Aires (AFP) Argentina coach Gerardo Martino named his 23-man squad for the Copa America on Friday, pinning his hopes on Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero but ignoring Carlos Tevez.

Idolised by his Boca Juniors club and popular throughout Argentina, Tevez was overlooked in favour of Gonzalo Higuain who smashed a record 36 goals in Serie A this season with Napoli.

Argentina call on Messi, Aguero for Copa but Tevez snubbed

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Buenos Aires (AFP) Argentina coach Gerardo Martino named his 23-man squad for the Copa America on Friday, pinning his hopes on Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero but ignoring Carlos Tevez.

Idolised by his Boca Juniors club and popular throughout Argentina, Tevez was overlooked in favour of Gonzalo Higuain who smashed a record 36 goals in Serie A this season with Napoli.

Wednesday Kickoff: PSG’s Silva out for ‘several weeks’; Argentina appoint Martino; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Just one game into the defense of their Ligue 1 title, Paris Saint-Germain arealready facingtheir first major setback.

The French powerhouse will be without captain Thiago Silva for "several weeks", according to the club, after the defender suffered a right hamstring injury in a friendly against Italian side Napoli.

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Major Link Soccer: Happy Independence Day

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New Premier League jerseys are out and Honda may be going to LAFC.

Happy Independence Day!

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One of the many good players for Atlanta this season, Yamil Asad, is only there on loan, but ATL United has the option to purchase. Unfortunately, Gerardo Martino isn't confirming if the club has paid up yet.

Playoff race just got tighter, notes from Curtin’s presser, praise for Barnetta, more

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Copa América 2015: Los 30 de Argentina.

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ARQUEROS
Sergio Romero (Sampdoria, Italia)
Nahuel Guzmán (Tigres, México)
Mariano Andújar (Nápoli, Italia)
Agustín Marchesín (Santos Laguna, México)

DEFENSORES
Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City, Inglaterra)
Facundo Roncaglia (Genoa, Italia)
Ezequiel Garay (FC Zenith, Rusia)
Martín Demichelis (Manchester City, Inglaterra)
Nicolás Otamendi (Valencia, España)
Federico Fernández (Swansea City, Inglaterra)
Marcos Rojo (Manchester United, Inglaterra)
Milton Casco (Newells Old Boys, Argentina)
Lucas Orban (Valencia, España)

VOLANTES
Javier Mascherano (Barcelona FC, España)
Lucas Biglia (Lazio, Italia)
Ever Banega (Sevilla, España)
Roberto Pereyra (Juventus, Italia)
Fernando Gago (Boca Juniors, Argentina)
Angel Di María (Manchester United, Inglaterra)
Federico Mancuello (Independiente, Argentina)
Maxi Rodríguez (Newells Old Boys, Argentina)
Enzo Pérez (Valencia, España)
Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur, Inglaterra)
Javier Pastore (PSG, Francia)
Nicolás Gaitán (Benfica, Portugal)

DELANTEROS
Lionel Messi (Barcelona FC, España)
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City, Inglaterra)
Carlos Tevez (Juventus, Italia)
Ezequiel Lavezzi (PSG, Francia)
Gonzalo Higuaín (Nápoli,Italia)

A fines de mayo (2015) 7 jugadores serán desafectados para concluir una lista oficial de 23 jugadores.

Man Utd and Angel di Maria will come good, says Argentina boss Gerardo Martino

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Manchester United and Angel di Maria will both come good, according to Argentina boss Gerardo Martino. The former Real Madrid attacker started his...

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The Argentine FA are giving everyone headaches again

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Last Wednesday, AFA president and FIFA vice-president Julio Grondona died. I wrote about it here, forESPNFC. Everyone knew that the organisation was in for a few changes, and it will be a while before we really get a handle on ... Continue reading →