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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.

Atlanta United continues to dominate at home with win over Impact

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Another week, another home win for Atlanta United.

Hector Villalba and Jeff Larentowicz scored in either half, sealing a 2-0 home victory over the Montreal Impact. With the win, Atlanta United is now 4-0-1 in the newly-opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Villalba opened the scoring 28 minutes in as he darted through the Impact defense before unleashing a long-range shot.

Atlanta United trounces Galaxy to climb into fourth in East

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The brand new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta is a beautiful building, looking worth every bit of the $1.5 billion Arthur Blank spent to build it. Atlanta United fans have come to love the place, but opponents are finding it to be a house of horrors.

The LA Galaxy became the latest team to be overwhelmed in Atlanta, with three early goals in a seven-minute span stunning the visitors and setting the tone for an eventual 4-0 Atlanta United victory on Wednesday night.

Dom Dwyer, Josef Martinez duel as Atlanta United ties Orlando City in shootout

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Atlanta United had a league-record crowd on their side, and Dom Dwyer and Josef Martinez did their part in entertaining them en route to a thrilling draw.

Josef Martinez provided yet another hat-trick while Dom Dwyer provided two goals and an assist of his own as Atlanta United played Orlando City to a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Atlanta United hammers nine-man Revs

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Atlanta United will look upon its second game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with fond memories, but the New England Revolution will want to forget it ever happened.

The home club scored early and often as the Revs wittled themselves down to nine players before the half time whistle sounded. Their 7-0 demoliton of New England puts them in excellent position to qualify for the playoffs as the end of the regular season draws near.

MLS Midweek Preview: Atlanta hosts Revs, Whitecaps take on Minnesota

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While the midweek slate may only feature two games on the schedule, those two games could go a long way towards determining playoff positioning.

Atlanta United remains in the thick of the Eastern Conference race as they continue to christen their new stadium. Next up? A match with the New England Revolution, who will need to close the season on a big run to have any sort of hope for a playoff berth.

Own goal propels D.C. United to another win over Atlanta United

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For the first time since early April, D.C. United made it back to back league victories, and Ben Olsen's side used a little luck to defeat visiting Atlanta United yet again.

A 46th-minute own goal by Atlanta's Michael Parkhurst sealed three points for the hosts, who captured a1-0 at RFK Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Late Peterson equalizer salvages a point for Atlanta United against Sporting Kansas City

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Sporting Kansas City was minutes from anotehr win in the aftermath of trading striker Dom Dwyer, but a defensive failure at a critical time ruined those plans.

SKC looked to be cruising to a win thanks to a Benny Feilhaber goal from the penalty spot. but their defense failed them at the wrong time.

Greg Garza out 7-10 days with shoulder injury

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Atlanta United received the best news possible while evaluating Greg Garza's shoulder injury.

The U.S. Men's National Team defender exited the MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday in the third minute, and it appeared Tata Martino's men might have been without the full back for quite some time, but that's not the case.

Hector Villalba's late equalizer salvages point at home for Atlanta United

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Hector Villalba has had a flair for the dramatic in the last two weeks, and in the process, he's endeared himself in the hearts of Atlanta United fans.

A week after scoring the game-winning goal in Orlando, Villalba slotted home a stoppage-time equalizer to earn a 1-1 draw between Atlanta United and Orlando City at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday.

Martinez double helps Atlanta United roll past 10-man Earthquakes

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Jul 4, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (7) celebrates after scoring a goal against San Jose Earthquakes during the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Earthquakes arrived in Atlanta with confidence and belief they could go toe-to-toe with Atlanta United's high-flying attack.

Atlanta United edges Rapids on Martinez goal

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Atlanta United's high-powered attack wasn't quite up to its usual level, but Tata Martino's side did just enough to finish off a narrow win over the Colorado Rapids.

Josef Martinez's second half finish led Atlanta United to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

D.C. United snaps losing skid with victory over Atlanta United

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D.C. United snapped a three match winless run on Wednesday evening, defeating Atlanta United, 2-1, at RFK Stadium.

A 60th minute winner from Patrick Nyarko capped a strong comeback for the hosts, who fought back from an early deficit. 17 minutes in, Atlanta United took an early 1-0 lead as Julian Gressel tapped an easy effort home from close range.

Atlanta DPs power commanding victory over Crew

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Atlanta United broke out of a slump on Saturday night, and they did so with the help of all three of their designated players.

Atlanta ended its two-game losing streak by beating the Columbus Crew in a dominant 3-1 win at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday for its first win of June.

The home side took the advantage 16 minutes in, through an error from Josh Williams.

SBI Rookie of the Month: Julian Gressel

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With three months gone in the Major League Soccer regular season, a frontrunner is starting to emerge in the Rookie of the Year race.

Atlanta United's Julian Gressel continued his terrific season with a brilliant month of May. The Providence product scored twice and assisted on two other goals to earn SBI Rookie of the Month honors.

Trio of quickfire goals push Atlanta United past NYCFC

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Atlanta United always has the potential to score in bunches, and they did just that on Sunday to stun New York City FC.

Three goals in quick succession helped push Atlanta United to a 3-1 victory over NYCFC at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Two of those goals came from Miguel Almiron, who now has five goals in his past two matches.

The Best of MLS Week 12: Almiron, dos Santos, Union and more

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Week 12 was the busiest stretch of the Major League Soccer season to date. A quintet of Wednesday games started the week before a normal slate of weekend contests took the spotlight.

There was plenty of quality displayed across the 16 matches, including some spectacular finishes from the league's best forwards, but one from a high-profile designated player stood out the most.

Almiron hat-trick leads Atlanta United to rout of Dynamo

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Two of the league's top attacks collided on Saturday, and it was playmaker Miguel Almiron ensured his side emerged victorious with his first MLS hat-trick.

Almiron fired a trio of goals while Julian Gressel added a goal of his own in a 4-1 rout of the Houston Dynamo.

SBI Spotlight: After overcoming career-threatening injury, Garza thriving with Atlanta United

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Throughout the many months he was away from the game, Greg Garza had one thought in mind. He was in agonizing pain, physically as well as mentally. A hip injury was set to rob him of at least a year, maybe more, putting his very livelihood at stake at one of the most important points in his career.

Atlanta United grabs road draw with Timbers

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Heading into Providence Park is always a tough task, but Atlanta United proved up to it by snagging a difficult away point.

Julian Gressel and Liam Ridgewell provided goals on Sunday afternoon as Atlanta United earned a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers at Providence Park.

Rapid-fire goals lead NYCFC to win over Atlanta United

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NEW YORK Sunday's match between New York City FC and Atlanta United was billed as a clash of two of the most potent attacks in MLS. It lived up to the hype in that regard, at least for one team.

NYCFC rode second half goals from Rodney Wallace and Maxi Moralez to a 3-1 win on Sunday at Yankee Stadium, earning the club their second straight win.

Atlanta United impress on road again, take down RSL

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Atlanta United hasmade plenty of statements in their first year in Major League Soccer, but their most important may have come at the end of their four-game road swing.

Tata Martino's men ended the road trip with a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday. United picked up five points during their current swing, and already have eight overall road points in 2017 in a league where positive results on the road are hard to come by.

MLS Ticker: Adi suspended, Hamid negotiating new contract and more

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The first Cascadia Cup showdown of the season on Saturday will be without a star forward due to a suspension from a Week 7 incident.

Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi was handed a one-game ban and an undisclosed fine by the MLS Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday for violent conduct in the 26th minute of the loss to Sporting Kansas City.

Late goal give Impact its first win against 10-man Atlanta United

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With Ignacio Piatti back in the lineup, the Montreal Impact were poised to take on Atlanta United but it was Canadian homegrown player Anthony Jackson-Hamel who stole the show with a stoppage time goal.

The Impactgrabbed the team'sfirst win of the season with a 2-1 win against an Atlanta United team reduced to ten men on Saturday at Stade Saputo.

TFC, Atlanta United split points in exciting draw

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Toronto FC and Atlanta United have proven to be two of the most exciting teams in MLS, and they certainly lived up to the billing Saturday in a back-and-forth draw.

On Saturday, TFCFC hosted Atlanta United in what turned out to be a highly entertaining 2-2 draw at BMO Field.

SBI Spotlight: Gressel making waves alongside big names in Atlanta United lineup

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There are plenty of big-name players that drive across the field with flair that could easily get the attention of Atlanta United fans, but there's one midfielder in particular who has captured their hearts one month into the club's first season.

Rookie midfielder Julian Gressel earned a spot in Tata Martino's first starting XI and has impressed alongside big names like Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron.

Sounders, Atlanta United settle for scoreless draw

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SEATTLE On paper, it seemedlike this marquee matchup had lost some of its luster, as stars on both sides sat with injuries, or began the game on the bench after playing for their national teams during the week.

But the players that took the field for the Seattle Sounders and Atlanta United delivered a fully entertaining if scoreless match in front of 40,182 at CenturyLink Field on Friday night.

MLS Ticker: Martinez out for weeks, Piatti could be in same boat

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The injury bug took all sorts of prisoners on Tuesday, as some of Major League Soccer's best talent officially got knocked off the field for a few weeks, if not more.

First came the news that LA Galaxy and U.S. Men's National team midfielder Sebastian Lletget would miss four to six months with the foot injury he suffered against Honduras on Friday.

The Best of MLS Week 2: Martinez, NYCFC and more

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The cold in the northern half of the United States wasn't enough to stop two of the hottest performances of MLS Week 2. Atlanta United dismantled Minnesota United's back line for six goals, while New York City FC downed D.C. United with ease in frigid temperatures at Yankee Stadium.

Elsewhere, a Western Conference rookie continued to impress and a few unexpected sides extended their perfect records into Week 3.

Red Bulls rally to spoil Atlanta United's MLS debut

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A dream start for Atlanta United seemed to be in the cards on Sunday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium, but a tactical switch by Jesse Marsch and an equalizer soon after ruined the expansion side's MLS debut.

A Daniel Royer header, and an own goal from Anton Walkes, in the final 15 minutes handed the New York Red Bulls a 2-1 victory on Sunday night.

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.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Atlanta United

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Expectations and hype are about as high as the state-of-the-art retractable roof that Mercedes-Benz Stadium will introduce to the world later this year.

What might bring them back downto earth is a dose of MLS reality.

After nearly three years of preparations, Atlanta United is finally on thecusp ofbeginning its journey on the field.

MLS Ticker: Mullins signs contract extension, Minnesota inks right back and more

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One of the best midseason acquisitions of the 2016 season was made by D.C. United, and the club has locked up its star forward to a multi-year contract extension, according to theWashington Post.

Patrick Mullins, who scored eight goals in 14 games after arriving from New York City FC, is expected to lead the line and provide more production in the final third for the Black and Red in his first full season with the club.

MLS Ticker: FC Dallas sign Colman, Atlanta adds Tottenham loanee and more

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FC Dallas' hunt for a forward is officially over. The Supporters' Shield and U.S. Open Cup winners officially announced a deal for 22-year-old striker Cristian Colman on Wednesday.

The Paraguayan, who comes to MLS from Nacional Asuncion in the Paraguayan first division, will count as a young Designated Player.

Guzan set to join Atlanta United at end of Premier League season

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Brad Guzan is officially bound for Atlanta.

Middlesbrough announced on Wednesday that Guzan is set to join Atlanta United at the end of the Premier League season. Middlesbrough also announced that Guzan has signed a multi-year deal with Atlanta United after weeks of speculation regarding a move.

Major League Soccer

The Best of MLS Week 28: Josef Martinez, Abu Danladi, and more

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Atlanta United may have grabbed most of the headlines during Week 28, but plenty more happened outside of the fireworks in the Southeast in Major League Soccer.

Two Western Conference teams earned crucial home wins to leap above the red line and one of the league's best rookies provided some late drama to earn a rare road win for his team.

The Best of MLS Week 20: Daniel Royer, Sounders and more

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Major League Soccer returned from the international break with a bang as plenty of teams stood out in a double match week that featured 18 contests from Wednesday to Sunday.

The biggest winners of the week were the New York Red Bulls and Seattle Sounders, who combined for 15 goals in their four matches.

MLS Ticker: Mancosu out 6-8 weeks, Asad suspended, and more

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Montreal Impact will be thin at forward for the next two months after losingstriker Matteo Mancosu to what has been diagnosed as a muscle tear in his thigh. He will be sidelined for between 6-8 weeks.

Mancosu, in his second season with Montreal, was substituted off the field in Saturday's loss to Vancouver after suffering an apparent thighinjury justfive minutes into the match.

MLS Ticker: Molino dealt to Minnesota, Atlanta adds another defender, and more

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On a day when Atlanta United dominated the MLS news cycle, its expansion cousin Minnesota United reportedly made a huge splash.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Minnesota will acquire winger Kevin Molino and goalkeeper Patrick McLean from Orlando City in exchange for $450,000 in general allocation money and $200,000 in targeted allocation money.