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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.
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.
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 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.
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 [.
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.