Latest Atlanta United FC News

Larentowicz re-signs with Atlanta United for 16th MLS season

Dec. 5, 2019 4:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz will be returning to Atlanta United for his 16th season in Major League Soccer. The team announced Thursday it has re-signed the 36-year-old free agent, who has been with United since the team's debut in 2017. Larentowicz has the second-most appearances in MLS...

MLS club Atlanta United partners with Scotland’s Aberdeen FC

Nov. 24, 2019 2:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has announced a strategic partnership with Scottish club Aberdeen FC. The Major League Soccer team will be investing $2.57 million (£2 million) to gain a minority ownership stake of less than 10% in the four-time Scottish Premiership champions. United President Darren...

Atlanta United deals Darlington Nagbe to Columbus Crew

Nov. 13, 2019 8:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has dealt Darlington Nagbe to the state where he grew up, trading the midfielder to the Columbus Crew. United will receive up to $1,425,000 in allocation money and a 2020 international roster spot from the Crew. The 29-year-old Nagbe was acquired from the Portland Timbers...

Toronto FC gets hot at the right time in run to MLS final

Oct. 31, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto FC's season has been a slow boil. Now Greg Vanney's team is starting to sizzle. And in reaching the MLS Cup for the third time in four years, Toronto is renewing acquaintances with an old foe in the Seattle Sounders. But to claim the championship again, it will have to do it the hard...

Road Warriors: Toronto heads to MLS Cup, wins 2-1 at Atlanta

Oct. 30, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Toronto FC has turned into the Road Warriors in the MLS playoffs. One more victory in a tough environment will bring home the championship. Nick DeLeon scored the tiebreaking goal in the 78th minute, Quentin Westberg swatted away a penalty kick and Toronto advanced to the MLS Cup title game...

De Boer makes a most satisfying comeback with Atlanta United

Oct. 30, 2019 4:23 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Frank de Boer never seems to get flustered. The stoic Dutchman can switch from one language to another with ease. He speaks bluntly and rarely betrays any sense of doubt in his coaching abilities. Yet, this has been a year when he's had to show some flexibility. Maybe he didn't have...

Gressel, Josef Martinez push Atlanta United past Union, 2-0

Oct. 25, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Gressel scored early, Josef Martinez added a late goal and defending champion Atlanta United played keep away in between to beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Thursday night to advance to the MLS Eastern Conference final. United will host Toronto FC on Wednesday night. Toronto beat...

Escobar goal sends Atlanta United past New England 1-0

Oct. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Franco Escobar's goal at the 69th minute broke a scoreless match and Atlanta United made it hold up with a 1-0 win on Saturday in an opening-round game of the MLS playoffs. The defending champs entered the playoffs as the second seed in the Eastern Conference and advanced to play the winner...

The Wonderwall: Minnesota United has steep backing behind it

Oct. 18, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Minnesota United takes the field for the franchise's first match in the MLS playoffs, the Loons will have a stadium full of fired-up fans behind them. If the home team wins, the scene at Allianz Field will briefly become a 19,400-person karaoke bar with the patrons passionately...

Ibrahimovic makes playoff debut as chase for MLS Cup begins

Oct. 17, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

Josef Martinez is back just in time to help Atlanta United try to defend its MLS Cup title. Martinez twisted his knee in a Sept. 21 game against the San Jose Earthquakes. The reigning league MVP was expected to miss several weeks but then he teased his return with a Rocky-inspired Instagram post. He started in...