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beaver
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Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
Jan. 13

First Day of Training

Jan. 20

Training camp at IMG, Bradenton, Fla.

Jan. 24

MATCH vs. NYRB Win 2-1
Goals: Josef, Barco

Jan. 29

MATCH vs. Philadelphia Win 4-0
J. Martinez 1'
A. Collin 5' (OG)
P. Martinez 37'
P. Martinez 45'


Feb. 1

MATCH vs. IF Elfsborg Final 1-1
P. Martinez 55'

Feb. 8

MATCH vs. Birmingham Legion FC Win 3-2, Birmingham, Ala.
Barco 44'
Jahn 67' (penalty)
Rossetto 92'

Feb. 10

Training in Guadalajara

Feb. 11

MATCH: vs. Leones Negros Loss in PKs

Feb. 13

Club returns to Atlanta

Feb. 18

CCL MATCH vs. Motagua (Leg One), 1-1 drawTegucigalpa, Honduras - Fox Soccer Plus
Moreira 34'
J. Martinez 35'

Feb. 25

CCL MATCH vs. Motagua (Leg Two), W 3-0, advance 4-1 agg Kennesaw, Ga. - FS1

Feb. 29

FIRST REGULAR SEASON MATCH at Nashville W 2-1

Barco 9'
Hyndman 37'

Mar. 7

vs. FC Cincinnati W 2-1 FSS

Barco 21'
Hyndman 55'

Mar. 11

at Club America (Leg 1 SCCL Quarterfinals) - L 0-3

Mar. 14

vs. SKC 7:00 PM ET FSS/FSSE

Mar. 21

at Chicago Fire 3:30 PM ET Univision

Newcomers

Brooks Lennon, DF, via trade with RSL
Anton Walkes, DF, via transfer from Portsmouth
Fernando Meza, DF, via transfer from Tijuana
Edgar Castillo, DF, via transfer from NE
Adam Jahn, Forward, via transfer from Phoenix Rising
Jake Mulraney, MF, via transfer from Heart of Midlothian
George Campbell, DF, Home Grown
Matheus Rossetto, MF, Paranaense
Manuel Castro, MF, Estudiantes
Spike, good boy, America's VetDogs

Outgoing

Michael Parkhurt, retired
Darlington Nagbe, traded to Columbus
Brandon Vazquez, drafted in expansion draft by Nashville, now with Cincinnati
Florentin Pogba, option declined
Justin Meram, option declined
Brek Shea, out of contract
Mikey Ambrose, option declined (now with Inter Miami)
Chris Goslin, option declined
Kevin Kratz, out of contract
Dion Pereira, released
Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, transferred to Tijuana
Julian Gressel, traded to DC United
Andrew Carleton, loan to Indy
Jon Gallagher, loan to Aberdeen
Lagos Kunga, loan to Phoenix Rising
Tito Villalba, transferred to Club Libertad

Rumored incoming

Santiago Arzamendia, LB, Cerro Porteno
Mathias Villasanti, MF, Cerro Porteno


Rumored outgoing




New 2020 Secondary kit:

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elposter
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
I don't proclaim to know enough about the international soccer market to speak intelligently on whether the moves Atlanta United have made/are contemplating this offseason make the team better or worse. However I can say that I really really hate seeing guys like Nagbe, Gressel, LGP, Meram, and possibly now Villaba leave the team.
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pvilleguru
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
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Nagbe
Was leaving regardless. His family is in Ohio and he wanted us to trade him there a year ago (that's why he wasn't involved in preseason in 2019).
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Gressel
Team wasn't willing to pay him more than about $550k before hearing what's in the new CBA. Gressel wanted more and didn't want to wait. DC was willing to offer him ~$750k+.
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LGP
I didn't mind selling him, but I can see why people didn't like it. We essentially swapped LGP for Meza. Meza may be a little cheaper.
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Meram
We got a great deal on him. He was on a $650k contract, but we only had to pay $150k of it. Columbus was paying the rest.
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Villaba
Surprised it's taken this long. We're paying him WAY too much money to not be a starter. He was our 4th highest paid player last year.


pvilleguru
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
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I don't proclaim to know enough about the international soccer market to speak intelligently on whether the moves Atlanta United have made/are contemplating this offseason make the team better or worse.
Really can't know until our roster is complete and we play a game. Nagbe is almost irreplaceable at his cap hit. We did officially buy Hyndman to lessen the blow, but we're also looking to bring in one more starter-quality CM/DCM (Villasanti or Ivan Gomez?)

We brought in Brooks Lennon to help Gressel but also on the off-chance that we moved Gressel. Only 22 and is a player we've been after for a while. Probably a better defender than Gressel, but Gressel is probably a better crosser. Can really play anywhere on the right side. Got called up to the current USMNT camp, but Atlanta didn't release him (we also refused to release Robinson and Guzan).

We brought in Meza to replace LGP. Don't know much about Meza, so can't comment much about that. We also brought back Anton Walkes. He primarily played RB for us in 2017, but is actually a CB that can play RB or DCM (and maybe LB).

We brought in Castillo who can play LB or the LWB that Meram played. He's also here to mentor Bello, who is healthy again, so he's also similar to a new signing. If we get Arzamendia, he will also fall into the LB/LWB category, and is likely better than Bello/Castillo.

Signed winger Jake Mulraney, who is a LW/RW, but I'd hate to call him a Villalba replacement yet.


elposter
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
Thanks for the additional info. Seems likely that it is going to take some games for the new look team to mesh but it will be exciting to see the new blood.

Kind of worried about being thrown right into CONCACAF again. Last year was integrating Pity and a new coach. This year we at least have stability with De Boer but now even more new players that need to play great together immediately.

My biggest concern by far is replacing Nagbe. It was so nice to know you could roll him out there every game and have a stabilizing force in the middle of the field.


pvilleguru
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
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My biggest concern by far is replacing Nagbe

Like I said, he's almost irreplaceable because his salary was only ~$650k. To get his skill and production, you would almost need to bring in another DP level player, and we have filled our 3 DP slots.


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Doldil
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
I think everything you posted here is sound reasoning...that doesn't make losing those guys hurt any less though, strictly from a fan's standpoint.

We've all (mostly) watched this team shape, and win from the start and seeing all of our loved, favorite players get traded away just stings. There's very few guys remaining from when the team was formed. I get that not everyone will be there forever, but it still hurts the heart to lose them.

Really looking forward to next week when AUFC comes to Birmingham to get a nice up close and personal look of both teams.


pvilleguru
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
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We've all (mostly) watched this team shape, and win from the start and seeing all of our loved, favorite players get traded away just stings

I think that's just life under the current salary cap if you want to maintain a top team.

Now the hard part is finding players that are equal or better for cheaper, and finding the best values.
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pvilleguru
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
Looks like we're finalizing a deal for Matheus Rossetto.

23 year old CAM/CM from Brazil.
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Doldil
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
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Matheus Rossetto


quote:

from Brazil


lies, he has two names.


pvilleguru
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
We can wrap up the deal for Arzamendia after he finishes the Olympic qualifying tournament. His last game with Paraguay could be on Friday.


pvilleguru
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
We're currently beating the dog shite out of Philly. Up 4-0 after the first half with goals by Josef, Pity (2x), and an own goal on a cross from Mulraney.


elposter
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
Where are you watching? I found a box score of sorts that says the goals are:

Hyndman 1'
Mulraney 5'
Pity 35'
Pity 44'


pvilleguru
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
You can't watch but Doug Roberson is live tweeting it.


pvilleguru
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
Sounds like Lennon is playing well. He's younger than Gressel was when he was drafted.


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beaver
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
rumor is they're working to put together a stream for Saturday's match against IF Elfsborg


beaver
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
I'm just gonna turn this into the Atlanta United preseason thread I think


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pvilleguru
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
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Jan. 24

MATCH vs. NYRB Cancelled

Atlanta won 2-1. Barco and Josef with the goals.


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pvilleguru
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
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Newcomers

I guess you can count George Campbell. Newest homegrown. His contract went into effect in January.


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pvilleguru
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re: Atlanta United Season Long Thread - 2-0 reg season - season suspended 30 days
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Outgoing

Andrew Carleton - loaned to Indy XI.
Lagos Kunga - loaned to Phoenix Rising.


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