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Atlanta United now have a seat on Aberdeen’s board. Why?

It has traditionally been European clubs that invest in North American soccer. But a recent deal has reversed the trendOne wonders what Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes thought when he walked into Atlanta United’s 71,000 capacity Mercedes Benz Stadium, w…

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MLS Cup playoffs: Toronto FC end Atlanta’s repeat bid on DeLeon stunner

Nick DeLeon winner completes Toronto FC fightback in AtlantaSounders will host Toronto in MLS Cup final on 10 NovemberToronto back in championship match for third time in four yearsNick DeLeon scored the winning goal in the 78th minute, Quentin Westber…

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MLS playoffs: Carlos Vela and LAFC outshine Zlatan’s Galaxy in eight-goal thriller

Carlos Vela’s double lifts LAFC to El Tráfico win over LA GalaxyGressel and Martínez hit for Atlanta in 2-0 win over PhiladelphiaLAFC and Atlanta join Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders in semisCarlos Vela scored two goals in the first half and set up Die…

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MLS playoff predictions: Zlatan Ibrahimovic stands between LAFC and glory

Los Angeles’ newest team have been merciless this year. But a new playoff format brings an element of luck into the postseasonThe dominance of Los Angeles FC. Losing just four league games all year long, they set a new standard in Major League Soccer a…

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MLS playoff predictions: Zlatan Ibrahimovic stands between LAFC and glory

Los Angeles’ newest team have been merciless this year. But a new playoff format brings an element of luck into the postseasonThe dominance of Los Angeles FC. Losing just four league games all year long, they set a new standard in Major League Soccer a…

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Frank de Boer: ‘Equal pay at international level now would be ridiculous’

The Atlanta United manager reflects on his short reign at Crystal Palace and explains why he thinks the equal pay debate is not overWhen José Mourinho called Frank de Boer “the worst manager in the history of the Premier League”, the Dutchman’s ego rem…

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High-flying LAFC score four goals in 12 minutes to beat Atlanta United 4-3

Vela, Diomande, Rossi and Atuesta score for surging LAFCLos Angeles club remain only undefeated MLS club at homeLos Angeles FC scored four goals in a 12-minute stretch of the first half, including one from Carlos Vela, the MLS’ scoring leader, to overc…

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Frank De Boer struggles early in MLS as Pity and Atlanta United fail to fire

The Five Stripes won the title in just their second season. But after the departure of two key figures they have struggled to find a new identityGonzalo “Pity” Martínez was welcomed to the US with a song. As he stepped off the team bus, Atlanta United …

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Miguel Almirón: Newcastle just secured possibly MLS’s finest ever export

The Paraguay international who spirited Atlanta United to an MLS Cup is bound for the Premier League, where he will be the creative playmaker Rafael Benítez has long covetedAs the transfer window was closing on Thursday, Newcastle United secured the si…

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Newcastle close to record deal to sign Miguel Almirón from Atlanta

• Fee for Paraguay midfielder believed to be around £20m• Rafael Benítez hopeful Almirón will be first January signingNewcastle have agreed a deal in principle to sign Miguel Almirón from Atlanta United for a club-record fee believed to be around £20m….

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Tata Martino unveiled as Mexico manager after Atlanta’s MLS title triumph

Former Argentina coach looking to build reliable squadEl Tri have not reached World Cup last-eight since 1986Gerardo “Tata” Martino refused to make any promises about ending Mexico’s long absence from the World Cup quarter-finals when he was officially…

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Ten top January transfer targets: from De Jong to Almirón and Lozano

Tanguy Ndombele and Nicolas Pépé have caught English eyes, while Lucas Hernández is the window’s hottest propertyCurrent club Atlético Madrid. Estimated value £72.3m Continue reading…

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MLS champions Atlanta United appoint Frank De Boer as new head coach

Dutchman’s last job was brief spell with Crystal PalaceDe Boer replaces Tata Martino, who left after title winMLS champions Atlanta United have appointed Frank De Boer as their new head coach. The Dutchman is back in management for the first time since…

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‘The wisdom was you needed a Beckham’: What can Atlanta’s rise teach MLS?

Graham Parker speaks with Atlanta United president Darren Eales on continuing their improbable rise and learning from their peersIt could have been so different.As the second-half wore on, and it became increasingly obvious that Atlanta were going to w…

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Atlanta United cap phenomenal ascent with MLS Cup title in second season

Atlanta United capture MLS Cup before record crowd of 73,019As it happened: Atlanta United 2-0 Portland TimbersJosef Martinez was instrumental as Atlanta United secured the MLS Cup in just their second season on Saturday night, defeating the Portland T…

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MLS Cup final: Atlanta United v Portland Timbers – live!

Teams meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for season finaleEmail Beau or tweet him at @duresport with your thoughts 12.31am GMT Kickoff time is 8:08 Eastern time. That’s a little after 5 p.m. on the West Coach. A little after 1 a.m. in England. A little afte…

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MLS Cup: Atlanta v Portland is much more than a battle of football hipsters

Critics and rivals of this year’s finalists often deride them as suspect newcomers. But soccer in both cities has been built over decadesBack before the start of the 2012 season, MLS commissioner Don Garber issued a cautionary note about the “ghost of …

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Atlanta on verge of MLS Cup final after first-leg win over New York Red Bulls

Atlanta United 3-0 New York Red BullsCrowd of 70,016 cheers on team’s victoryJosef Martinez, Franco Escobar and Hector Villalba scored as Atlanta United blew out the Supporters’ Shield-winning New York Red Bulls 3-0 on Sunday in the opening leg of the …

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MLS playoffs: Atlanta United set up Conference final with New York Red Bulls

More than 70,000 fans see United beat New York City FCSporting KC will play Portland in Western Conference finalThe fans showed their love for the coach before the game. Then Atlanta United’s players made sure Tata Martino has to stick around for at le…

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Josef Martinez: ‘I have a responsibility for all Latinos, given what’s going on’

The Atlanta United striker discusses breaking MLS’s scoring record, his hopes for this season’s playoffs and the political problems in his native Venezuela“I like to live peacefully and enjoy life, not just in soccer,” says Josef Martinez reflecting on…