Report: According to multiple reports, Guillermo Barros Schelotto has left Boca Juniors and is reportedly the number one target for Columbus Crew. Other reports coming out of Argentina has mentioned that he’s already negotiating with Columbus Crew to become the next manager. Barros Schelotto has managed Lanús & Boca Juniors. During his playing career, he played a total of 118 games for Columbus Crew from 2007-2010.
Official: Atlanta United today announced it has agreed a multiyear contract with Frank de Boer to become the club’s next head coach. A legendary Dutch player and coach, de Boer began his managerial career at Ajax, where he won a club-record four consecutive Eredivisie titles. De Boer also had an illustrious playing career, spending more than 15 combined seasons at Ajax and FC Barcelona. De Boer will be formally introduced to the media before the start of the 2019 season. The Dutch manager has managed Netherlands national team(Assistant), Ajax, Inter Milan, and Crystal Palace. He has been well know to being a very successful defensive player alongside his brother Ronald de Boer.
Report: According to multiple reports coming from all over the world. Frank de Boer is currently being targeted as a potential new manager for Atlanta United. I also have an inside source saying that he is currently being highly considered alongside Guillermo Barros Schelotto. The Dutch manager has managed Netherlands national team(Assistant), Ajax, Inter Milan, and Crystal Palace. He has been well know to being a very successful defensive player alongside his brother Ronald de Boer.
Rumor: FC Barcelona legend Centerback Carles Puyol is reportedly a candidate to become the next Atlanta United Head Coach. The 40-year-old, who made 392 appearances with Barcelona, has not managed a professional team before.
Report: A club source confirmed Orlando City SC received a proposal from Liga MX side Cruz Azul via Yotún and his agent. The source added the club is negotiating with Yotún, offering him options to stay in Orlando, and has “no intention” of selling him at this time.
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On December 8th, Atlanta United won their first ever MLS Cup against the Portland Timbers. In just their second year of existence, they’ve managed to have one of the best squads the league has ever seen.
Led coach Tata Martino, Atlanta have taken over by storm with their high powered attack on the field and fantastic support off it.
Owner Arthur Blank has made his vision of United being a top team has come to fruition. Their fan support has been nothing short of unbelievable, breaking attendance records left and right.
This season, the Five Stripes became the first Major League Soccer franchise to surpass more than 1,000,000 fans. For a league that’s been around for just 22 years, it’s an incredible achievement and is an example for what potential soccer has in the United States.
For a city that’s been craving for a title win since the days of the Atlanta Braves winning the World Series back in 1995, United are a new breath of fresh air.
Whether you hate them or not, Atlanta United are what US Soccer needs to take that next step into more relevancy. The blueprint of signing high-potential prospects from South America has already been used by other teams in the league.
Sure they can be overexposed on social media compared to other teams. Sure commissioner Don Garber praises them a bit too much but honestly, they deserve the recognition.
Players like Miguel Almiron, Josef Martinez andEzequiel Barco are what MLS needs to be considered legit in the eyes of the sports world. The idea of signing old players from Europe should be laid to rest unless people like Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic want to actually compete in the league instead of just getting a paycheck in the states.
Atlanta are not going anywhere anytime soon and for the sport in this country, it’s actually a very good thing.
BREAKING: Houston Dynamo Winger Andrew Wenger has announced his retirement from professional soccer at the age of 27. The number one overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft played seven seasons in MLS playing for the Montreal Impact, Philadelphia Union and Houston Dynamo, scoring 23 goals along with 15 assists in 181 appearances.
Sporting KC’s Offseason Roster Moves:
Options Picked Up: Diego Rubio, Graham Smith, Eric Dick, and Adrian Zendejas.
Already Under Contract: Gerso Fernandes, Tyler Freeman, Krisztian Nemeth, Johnny Russell, Daniel Salloi, Gianluca Busio, Yohan Croizet, Roger Espinoza, Felipe Gutierrez, Ilie Sanchez, Wan Kuzain, Matt Besler, Andreu Fontas, Jaylin Lindsey, Jimmy Medranda, Ike Opara, Seth Sinovic, Graham Zusi and Tim Melia.
Options Declined: Kharlton Belmar, Cristian Lobato, Amer Didic, Brad Evans and Colton Storm.
Out Of Contract: Khiry Shelton (the team has extended an offer)