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The Daily Dirt, October 9: Sunday Papers

What’s new this morning?

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Atlanta United is participating in their first Generation adidas Cup tournament this weekend in Philadelphia. With two wins so far, the team is positioning itself well in the East Region. A 4-1 win on Friday over Philadelphia was followed up by another win with the same scoreline on Saturday against D.C. United.

In both games, Atlanta has conceded a goal before scoring four unanswered to win. Returning U.S. youth national team player Zyen Jones and newly signed Homegrown Player Chris Goslin are among the goalscorers.

Monday, they will face the New York Red Bulls, who were considered the favorites in this region by many when the tournament started.

Since the season started for this squad (the U16 academy team), they are 8-0-0 in all competitions. They are averaging over four goals per game and have not given more than one goal in any game.

It’s early in the process, but things are looking good so for Atlanta’s academy as they are now facing fellow MLS competition.


Colorado clinched at least the #2 spot in the Western Conference with last night’s 3-2 win in Houston (Burgundy Wave)

Is Wade Barrett on the same path as Pablo Mastroeni? (MLS)

Red Bulls not interested in Bastian Schweinsteiger (FourFourTwo)

Charleston’s season is over after a 1-0 loss in the USL Eastern Conference semifinal to Louisville, Alex Tambakis and Andrew Carleton both played for the Battery last night (Charleston Battery)

Big changes to the USMNT roster ahead of the the New Zealand friendly on Tuesday (Stars and Stripes FC)

U17 USWNT eliminated from the World Cup (Stars and Stripes FC)

A flip throw is always a highlight:


Mexico defeated New Zealand 2-1 in a friendly in Nashville (FMF State of Mind)

Joey Barton’s suspension extended for another week (BBC)

Lionel Messi reportedly wants a new clause in his contract at Barcelona that allows him to leave for Newell’s Old Boys at any time (Diario Gol)