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Almada relishes World Cup win, looks forward to MLS season

Jan. 27, 2023 15:52 PM EST

First, he cried with joy and shared the news with his family. Then, Thiago Almada needed to catch a plane. Quickly. The Atlanta United midfielder was called up to Argentina's World Cup squad as an injury replacement mere days before the team's opening game. "I was a...

Atlanta United star Josef Martinez heads to Inter Miami

Jan. 18, 2023 13:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — There was a time when Josef Martinez wanted to play the rest of his career in Atlanta. Now, he's eager to make his mark in South Florida. Martinez, the 2018 Major League Soccer MVP and centerpiece of Atlanta United's rise to prominence, was released by...

Atlanta transfers Franco, loans Moreno to Brazilian clubs

Jan. 06, 2023 16:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has loaned midfielder Marcelino Moreno and transferred defender Alan Franco to clubs in Brazil's top league. United announced Friday that Moreno is being loaned to Coritiba FC of Brazil's Serie A for the 2023 season, which is set to begin in mid-April....

Atlanta United cuts ties with midfielder Emerson Hyndman

Jan. 04, 2023 13:08 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United and midfielder Emerson Hyndman have mutually agreed to terminate his contract, the team announced Wednesday. The 26-year-old Hyndman joined Atlanta in 2019 and made 51 MLS appearances with 35 starts across four seasons. He recorded four goals and six...

Atlanta United signs free-agent midfielder Derrick Etienne

Nov. 30, 2022 20:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has signed free-agent midfielder Derrick Etienne, who scored a career-best nine goals for the Columbus Crew this past season. The three-year deal announced Wednesday includes options for 2026 and '27. Etienne has spent his entire...

Seattle Sounders promote Craig Waibel to general manager

Nov. 30, 2022 14:08 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have promoted Craig Waibel to general manager and chief soccer officer, the team announced Wednesday. Waibel steps into the role that was held by Garth Lagerwey before he left last week to take over as the president and CEO of Atlanta...

Atlanta United names former Seattle GM Lagerwey as president

Nov. 22, 2022 15:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Seattle Sounders executive Garth Lagerwey was named on Tuesday to succeed Darren Eales as Atlanta United's president and chief executive officer. Lagerwey, 49, had been general manager and president for Seattle since 2015. Seattle won this year's Concacaf...

Argentina rules out González and Correa because of injuries

Nov. 18, 2022 04:59 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Argentina strikers Nicolás González and Joaquín Correa have been ruled out the World Cup because of injuries. González, who plays for Fiorentina, injured a muscle during a training session on Thursday and was replaced by Atlético Madrid forward Angel Correa,...