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Atlanta United signs Argentine striker Lisandro López

Jan. 25, 2021 11:47 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United signed Argentine striker Lisandro López, hoping he can provide depth on its front line. United said Monday the 37-year-old López was acquired in a free transfer from Racing Club in Argentina's Superliga. López has scored 244 goals in 603 professional appearances...

McDonough returns to Atlanta United's front office

Jan. 19, 2021 7:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul McDonough has returned to Atlanta United as vice president of soccer operations. The MLS team announced the rehiring of McDonough on Tuesday after he spent two years as Inter Miami's sporting director. McDonough returns to the role he held in Atlanta from 2016-18, becoming a key player...

Club America goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, lower left, blocks a shot on goal by Atlanta United forward Erick Torres (31) during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Atlanta United returns to CONCACAF Champions League in 2021

Dec. 19, 2020 4:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Despite a disappointing season, Atlanta United will play in the CONCACAF Champions League for a third straight year in 2021. The CONCACAF Council has approved a request by the the United States Soccer Federation to award Atlanta a spot in the 16-team continental championship as the current...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Velez Sarsfield coach Gabriel Heinze directs his players during a Copa Sudamericana soccer match against Aucas at the Gonzalo Pozo Ripalda stadium in Quito, Ecuador.  Hoping to recreate the success of its first coach, Atlanta United hired Argentina's Gabriel Heinze on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to manage the Five Stripes, who endured a miserable season just two years after winning the MLS Cup championship. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File)

Atlanta United hires Argentina's Gabriel Heinze as new coach

Dec. 18, 2020 2:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Hoping to recreate the success of its first coach, Atlanta United hired Argentina's Gabriel Heinze on Friday to manage the Five Stripes, who endured a miserable season just two years after winning the MLS Cup championship. The 42-year-old Heinze spent the last two-plus seasons leading Velez...