Miguel Almiron

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An unattractive answer: the truth about Ilsinho

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Nick Fishman continues PSP's offseason series, "The search for a No. 10," with a microscopic look at a divisive player. With no new signing in sight, is Ilsinho the right answer to the Union's biggest question?

Around The Forest: Sebastian Giovinco’s agent shoots down Inter rumors

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Also: Taking a look at the upcoming draft class, Miguel Almiron wins another award, NASL voices concern over USSF Presidential election and more!

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2018 MLS Draft: Meet the 2018 Generation adidas class and top college prospects | Goal.com
With the rise of academies and the increased spending on international talent, the MLS Draft has become less and less of a priority for Major League Soccer teams.

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.


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

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/10/17

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Union and MLS news and a preview for the USMNT's critical game.

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UNION FACT CHECK: Team returns to MLS slate after international break
Philadelphia Union gears up for MLS action this week following the international break when they travel to Illinois to take on Chicago Fire.

Around The Forest: Meet Miguel Almiron 2017’s #1 24 under 24

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Check out the top 5 rated players of each MLS team for FIFA 18, how did LA Galaxy fall so far and more!


Quick Strikes | Timbers defense holding opponents to average of .67 goals per game over last six matches | Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers will play in their final regular-season road match of the year when they travel south to take on the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium Saturday night (7:30pm, KPDX).

The Best of MLS Week 13: Almiron, Plata, TFC, and more

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Week 13in Major League Soccer featured several surprising results across the fixture list.

11 matches between Thursday and Sunday saw the likes of expansion sides Atlanta United and Minnesota United gain important home wins over tough visiting competition.

Kaka, Giovinco remain highest earners in latest MLS salary data

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On Tuesday afternoon, MLS Players Union announced the league's 2017 salaries, andOrlando City's star Kaka tops the listfor a third straight season, while Paraguayan Miguel Almiron isAtlanta United'shighest-paid player.

The Brazilian star is making $7,167,500 in guaranteed compensation in 2017, but Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco is not too far behind at the number two spot, making a guaranteed $7,115,555 in 2017.

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Giovinco, Almiron, Valeri headline MLS Best XI

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With MLS Cup right around the corner, the league has announced the 11 players that make up the 2017 Best XI.

Sebastian Giovinco, Miguel Almiron and Diego Valeri headline the MLS Best XI determined by media, MLS players and MLS technical staff. Toronto FC leads the way with three representatives as Giovinco is joined by Justin Morrow and Victor Vasquez while Atlanta United and Sporting KC each see two players named to the squad.

Around The Forest: U.S. Soccer not in a rush to hire next Coach

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Reports on Thorns abroad, LAFC looking at Egyptian international, MLS Playoffs start back up tonight and more!


Thorns FC Abroad | Hayley Raso scores as Brisbane Roar defeat Adelaide United | Portland Timbers
Four Thorns FC players featured in week four of Australia's Westfield W-League action, two of whom found the back of the net for their Australian club sides.

Report: Tata Martino turns down USMNT switch, remains keen on Atlanta United job

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It hasn't taken long for Gerardo "Tata" Martino to embrace his relatively new home in Atlanta.

According to TyC Sports' Cesar Luis Merlo, the Argentine and former Barcelona boss, has reportedly turned down an offer to manage the U.S. Men's National Team as he remains committed to return to Atlanta United for his and the club's second year in MLS.

MLS releases 2017 awards finalists

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MLS released their list of awards nominees this afternoon and they are littered with familiar names.

Atlanta United also has a strong showing in this list of finalists. They have five total nominations in four categories, including MVP, Rookie of the Year, two for Newcomer of the Year, and Coach of the Year.

Around The Forest: USMNT can qualify for Russia on Tuesday

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Look out for Diego Rubio, several teams interested in Atlanta United's Miguel Almiron, Andrea Pirlo set to retire and more!

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Diego Rubio emerging as dangerous scoring threat for Sporting Kansas City | MLSsoccer.com
After missing most of the first half of 2017 due to an ACL tear, Diego Rubio has taken advantage of newfound playing time with Sporting KC to become the club's primary scoring threat over the last month.

Match report: Atlanta United FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Union faced MLS' hottest team in Atlanta, and got torched. The darling expansion side outclassed Philadelphia en route to a 3-0 home win.

Atlanta United well-equipped to handle Miguel Almiron injury

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Sep 10, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron (10) talks with Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (7) during the first half against FC Dallas at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Losing Miguel Almiron hurts. There is no doubt about that.

Miguel Almiron to miss at least three weeks with hamstring injury

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Everything isn't all perfect for Atlanta United as their unbeaten streak hits six games.

Miguel Almiron left Sunday's 2-0 win over Montreal Impact after barely more than a quarter hour with an injury, and the diagnoses on that knock isn't good.

The club announced Almiron will miss at least the next three weekswith a hamstring strain.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United

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Game Info

  • Date: August 26, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS LIVE
  • All-Time Record: First meeting between the clubs
  • Know Thy Enemy: Dirty South Soccer

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Giliano Wijnaldum, Jack Elliott, Josh Yaro, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

Atlanta United stops New York City FC, Villa remains at 49

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Atlanta (AFP) – Miguel Almiron scored two goals as the Atlanta United defeated the David Villa-led New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

Reigning MLS MVP Villa had two shots on goal but failed to score, leaving him one goal shy of his 50th MLS goal.

The former Barcelona striker has been red hot lately, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Orlando City last week.

Atlanta United stops New York City FC, Villa remains at 49

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Atlanta (AFP) – Miguel Almiron scored two goals as the Atlanta United defeated the David Villa-led New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

Reigning MLS MVP Villa had two shots on goal but failed to score, leaving him one goal shy of his 50th MLS goal.

The former Barcelona striker has been red hot lately, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Orlando City last week.

What you missed in the third week of MLS

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Key results, highlights, and standings from around the league.

Welcome to the world where Seattle Sounders discovery list players dominate for teams that are not called the Seattle Sounders. Miguel Almiron had an assist in Atlanta United's 4-nil win over the Chicago Fire. Sebastian Blanco went 90, but it was Adi and Valeri who powered the Portland Timbers in their come-from-behind 4-2 win over the Houston Dynamo.

Miguel Almiron hoping to deliver as Atlanta United's playmaker

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There is always a little bit of added pressure for a player wearing the No. 10 jersey, soccer's traditional symbol for a team's best or most influential player. That pressure is ramped up a bit, however, when you are the very first one to do so for a team.

Will Atlanta United’s tide lift other clubs?

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Atlanta United could shake MLS up with its ambitious moves preceding its entry into the league next season. A big MLS Cup final could similarly raise the league's profile. How will that affect other clubs, like Philadelphia Union?

Sounders compensated for Atlanta’s signing of Paraguayan playmaker

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Sounders apparently had a discovery claim on Miguel Almiron.

Atlanta United made another big signing on Monday, officially revealing that Paraguay's Miguel Almiron will join the expansion team on a Youth Designated Player contract for the 2017 season. United reportedly paid around $8.5 million to complete the transfer of the 22-year-old from Argentina's Lanus.

Atlanta United FC signs Paraguayan midfielder Miguel Almiron

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After signing a number of promising young players, Atlanta United FC has added an expensive Paraguayan midfielder.

The club announced on Monday the acquisition of 22-year-old Paraguay international Miguel Almiron from Lanus of the Argentine Primera Division.

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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.

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Fantasy Focus: And I know a change gon’ Accam

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That's one way to fill a box score.

This round was led by Acosta Benny Fits, who scored 134 points. The team was led by captain Miguel Almiron (ATL, $9.8), who notched two assists on the way to 30 points. Supporting him were Kevin Molino (MIN, $10.2), who had two assists and 15 points, and Michael Parkhurst (ATL, $5.

Blake named to MLS Best XI, Steel and Academy bits, new OC head coach, league news, more

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Blake first Union player since Le Toux in 2010 to receive MLS Best XI honor. Ocean City has a new head coach. More.


Miguel Almiron: Introducing the €10m-rated Paraguayan hot prospect approached by Arsenal

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On May 29th of this year, Miguel Almirón, bearing down on the San Lorenzo defence, slotted his shot into the bottom corner from 25 yards out to make it 2-0 to Lanús in the final of the Argentine...

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Arsenal closing in on Paraguayan star (plus video)

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Arsene Wenger confirmed that he was close to sealing deals to sign Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi at the weekend, and they are now reported to be close to signing Lanus midfielder Miguel Almiron also. Thetransfer window will close at 11PM on Wednesday evening, and it could be another busy one for our club, as [.