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Martinez, Almiron, Villalba power Atlanta United past D.C. United

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A club record crowd of 72,035 fans saw all of Atlanta United's centerpieces take control of D.C. United from start to finish.

Josef Martinez, Miguel Almiron, and Hector Villalba all found the back of the net as Atlanta took down D.C. by a 3-1 score. It was a perfect way to start their home campaign against a team that beat them thrice last season.

Dynamo thump Atlanta United behind four first half goals

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Atlanta United made several big splashes this offseason, but it was the Houston Dynamo that started the season with a flurry of goals and a lopsided win.

Behind four first half goals, the Dynamo blew out Atlanta United, 4-0, at BBVAA Compass Stadium to open the MLS season with a blowout victory.

Atlanta's Ezequiel Barco to miss start of season with injury

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Atlanta United's prized offseason signing will reportedly have his debut delayed by injury.

The club announced on Wednesday that Ezequiel Barco will miss the first four-to-sixweeks of the MLS season after suffering a right quad injury during training on Tuesday. The $15 million signing featured in two preseason games for Atlanta, scoring in the second match after joining the club following extended negotiations.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Atlanta United

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When you come out of the gates like Atlanta United did in 2017, people tend to take notice. It was a debut unlike any in MLS history as Atlanta United attacked, attacked and attacked some more en route to one of the most entertaining seasons in MLS history.

Now, entering Year Two, the mentality remains the same.

Report: Carlos Bocanegra being considered for USMNT GM role

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Another candidate has emerged for the newly-created U.S. Men's National Team general manager role.

According to Goal USA, former USMNT star and current Atlanta United VP Carlos Bocanegra is a candidate for the position. The news comes following a report earlier this week naming Seattle Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey as a candidate as well.

D.C. acquires Yamil Asad in exchange for allocation money

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D.C. United's attack became more dangerous on Tuesday, as the club officially announced a deal with Atlanta United for midfielder Yamil Asad.

D.C. will send up to $600,000 in allocation money to the Five Stripes in exchange for the services of the Argentinian. Atlanta will receive $200,000 in general allocation money and $100,000 targeted allocation money in 2018 and $100,000 in both GAM and TAM in 2019.

MLS Ticker: Sporting KC in discussions with Chilean midfielder, Red Bulls add midfielder on loan and more

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Sporting Kansas City's midfield spending spree is not over yet.

Peter Vermes' side, who has a wealth of allocation money to spend, will reportedly sign Chilean midfielder Felipe Gutierrez, according to the Kansas City Star.

Gutierrez most recently spent time on loan from Real Betis at Internacional in Brazil, where he made 16 appearances.

Atlanta United planning to keep Carlos Carmona

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If Colo-Colo want to sign Carlos Carmona this offseason, the Chilean club will have to cough up a chunk of change to Atlanta United.

Reports out of Chile in recent weeks have stated that Colo-Colo is keen on acquiring Carmona and that the veteran midfielder who is under contract with Atlanta had successfully negotiated his exit from the MLS side.

Atlanta United ecstatic after finally landing Ezequiel Barco

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PHILADELPHIA The MLS Draft was winding down on Friday when Atlanta United made a move that turned heads. In fact, it was the biggest move of the day.

No, it was not a selection in the second round nor was it a blockbuster trade. Rather, it was the official announcement of the acquisition of Ezequiel Barco.

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.

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Report: D.C. United makes deal with Atlanta United to land Yamil Asad

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It looks like Yamil Asad will be playing in MLS in 2018, after all. He just will not be doing so for Atlanta United.

ESPN reported on Monday that D.C. United has made multiple moves to acquire Asad on a season-long loan with option to buy, Asad was on the books of Argentine club Velez Sarsfield, but D.

MLS Ticker: Van der Wiel linked with TFC and more

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The rich appear to be getting richer during the MLS offseason.

Defending champion Toronto FC has been linked with Dutch right back Gregory van der Wiel, and according to Telesport, a deal is imminent between the two parties.

The defender, who made 45 appearances for the Netherlands, is currently under contract at Cagliari in Serie A.

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.

Atlanta United FC

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.