By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 15, 2021) US Soccer Players – Hernan Losada is like a lot of South American players. He started his playing career in his native Argentina with Independiente. Within a few years of his 2003 debut, the attacking midfielder was playing in Europe. Over the next decade, Losada was with several clubs, including Anderlecht and Beerschot in Belgium. Losada retired . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 19, 2021) US Soccer Players - MLS teams occasionally hire coaches with no direct experience with the league. That creates an easy opportunity for the most obvious of caveats. How will they adjust? Squad building, travel, the weather, and whatever else ends up on a list of differences. All of them can derail a coach new to how topflight soccer works in North America. DC . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 23, 2020) US Soccer Players - If nothing else, fans in Atlanta can feel like they're back to their old selves. That's what the hiring of Gabriel Heinze as the club's new coach does for a fan base that quickly embraced a specific style of soccer. Heinze's arrival returns Atlanta United to something much closer to the team's earliest days when Atlanta made the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with a packed schedule of Major League Soccer games. In a season where every matchday feels like it's a restart, Orlando City travels to Atlanta as the better team. After 15 games, Orlando is in 3rd-place on 29 points, two points back of Columbus and Toronto. Atlanta is in 9th-place, holding onto one of the playoff qualifier spots. For those needing the reminder, . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 2, 2020) US Soccer Players - The nom de soccer "United" is not the only thing that the Major League Soccer clubs from Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia share as they prepare to face off in league play on Saturday. Both teams are mired in dismal periods when the present is bleak and the future is unclear. Also unclear is whether a win for either of them can do . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Atlanta United making a designated player move. The club signed midfielder Marcelino Moreno from Atletico Lanus, paying a transfer fee. Atlanta transferred Pity Martinez to Al-Nassr earlier this month and has been without Josef Martinez since the opening game of the season due to injury. "We're pleased to bring in a player of Marcelino's caliber and look forward . . .
By J Hutcherson (Sep 8, 2020) US Soccer Players - With it now official that Pity Martinez is no longer a member of Atlanta United, the club has doubled down on what has become standard operating procedure. Given the right deal, Atlanta management will make the choice to move on. "We want to thank Pity for his contributions to our club for the past two years," Atlanta technical director Carlos . . .
Editor's Note: Shortly after the publication of this article, Atlanta United announced that Frank de Boer is no longer the coach of the club. “On behalf of Atlanta United, I would like to thank Frank for his leadership and commitment to the club,” club president Darren Eales said. U"Frank’s guidance, the club had a strong 2019 season in both MLS and international competition. After discussing . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 3, 2020) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer's pandemic shutdown rendered the league's primary transfer window effectively useless. While sports around the globe sat idle and no clear plan for a return-to-play existed, MLS clubs lacked the impetus and the information to sign new players. Even if they could bring in new talent with travel restrictions and . . .
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