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MLS Ticker: Atlanta's bid for Barco stays at $12 million, Cheyrou retires and more

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Atlanta United's bid for its latest big-name transfer target has remained the same despite recent reports.

According to ESPN, the Five Stripes have stood firm at their $12 million bid for Argentine Ezequiel Barco, who currently plays for Independiente.

The report claims Barco is willing to give $1 million of his part of the deal to Independiente to help solidify the move to MLS.

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.

A look at how Darlington Nagbe fits with Atlanta United

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Atlanta United's attack set the league alight in their expansion season. Gerardo 'Tata' Martino's squad fired a whopping 70 goals, good for second in the league behind only eventual MLS Cup champions Toronto FC. On paper, Atlanta had an attack that paired remarkable talent with unlimited potential.

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.

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.

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.

Atlanta United reflects on "great first season" amid playoff heartbreak

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It's hard to feel a sense of accomplishment in the lowest moment of the season, but that's what Atlanta United tried to do on Thursday night.

After thriving in front of their home crowd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the second half of the regular season, the Five Stripes fell short in the Eastern Conference knockout round and were dropped out of the postseason on penalties by the Columbus Crew.

Zack Steffen plays hero as Crew top Atlanta United in instant classic

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It was a game that had everything but goals but, when the dust cleared and the last penalty kick hit the back of the net, it was Columbus Crew that emerged from a certified playoff classic thanks to their young goalkeeper.

Zack Steffen starred in a penalty kick shootout win as the Crew toppled Atlanta United, 3-1, in penalty kicks following a thrilling scoreless draw.

MLS Playoff Preview: Atlanta United vs. Columbus Crew

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Atlanta United's expansion season went better than many could have hoped for. Sure, they spent big and sure, they brought in some talented pieces, but clobbering competition with a vicious attack en route to a playoff home game? That's success.

Still, that doesn't mean Atlanta should be content with where they are, especially with a desperate and motivated Columbus Crew team coming to town to open the postseason.

Atlanta United 'honored' to showcase city as 2018 All-Star Game host

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Atlanta United set several attendance records throughout their debut season, officially marking Atlanta's status as a premier soccer city. Now, the city will get a chance to host the annual MLS midsummer showcase.

Following several reports and rumors, Atlanta was confirmed as next summer's All-Star Game host, scheduling what should be yet another big match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

TFC equals points record with tie against Atlanta

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Sebastian Giovinco scored late as Supporters' Shield champions Toronto FC tied 2-2 with Atlanta United on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, sealing the single-season record for points in an MLS season.

The first goal, though, was Atlanta's, as they earned a penalty in the 30th minute. The referee called a foul on Drew Moor, and Yamil Asad took the penalty, easily slotting past Alex Bono in the 31st minute.

Brad Guzan bounces back for Atlanta after a tough week with USMNT

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Atlanta United is known for their threatening attack around MLS, but in Sunday's match at Red Bull Arena, it was their goalkeeper, Brad Guzan, who stood out.

As the New York Red Bulls' attack fired shot after shot at him, particularly in a second half that saw Guzan's opposition fire eight shots, the goalkeeper preserved a point on the road in a 0-0 draw.

MLS Midweek Preview: Atlanta looks to continue home push against Minnesota

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The international break may take centerstage throughout the next week or so, but there is one midweek MLS match that could be vital to playoff positioning.

Atlanta United is already bound for the postseason. Minnesota United almost certainly will not join their expansion cousins. However, the Loons can play spoiler on Tuesday night as Atlanta looks to continue their push towards an opening round bye.

Revolution settle for scoreless draw against Atlanta United

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In the first ever meeting between Atlanta United and the New England Revolution just over two weeks ago, the Five Stripes tied an MLS record with a seven-goal margin of victory over the Revs.

The rematch was a far more subdued affair as Atlanta United and the Revolution settled for a 0-0 draw at Gillette Stadium.

Atlanta United rolls over Union to seal playoff berth

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Even without Miguel Almiron, Atlanta United kept on rolling, and they sealed a playoff spot in the process.

Josef Martinez fired yet another goal while Julian Gressel joined him on the scoresheet as Atlanta United cruised past the Philadelphia Union, 3-0, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The win extends Atlanta's unbeaten run to six, with five of those six being wins.

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.

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MLS Ticker: Atlanta reportedly on verge of big signings; NYCFC extends Matarrita; and more

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Gerardo "Tata" Martinez's heavy South American influence helped guide Atlanta United FC to a successful inaugural season. Now, the manager may be bringing in more talent from the region to bolster the squad in itssecond campaign.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,Atlanta United FC is on the verge of adding two Argentine players in midfielder Ezequiel Barco from Independiente and defender Franco Escobar from Newell's Old Boys.

Red Bulls, Atlanta United waste opportunity in draw

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The New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United FC each proved to be in playoff form in a potential wild card preview Sunday night.

Despite the scoreless draw, both teams showed a clear plan of attack and a relentless attack that has each side looking like a strong playoff opponent for any team in the Eastern conference.

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Atlanta United ready to rest after grueling stretch

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It's been a jam-packed three-and-a-half week stretch for Atlanta United.

After playing only three games in the entire month of August, the Five Stripes embarked on a journey consisting of eight matches in a 23-day span that would make or break their season. Until Tuesday night, things could have hardly gone better for one of the more exciting expansion teams in the history of MLS.

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.