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The Daily Dirt, December 13: Expansion Draft Day

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Big day in the history of Atlanta United

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Stay tuned for a busy day of Atlanta United news as the club takes part in this afternoon’s Expansion Draft. I’ll be back on Facebook Live immediately after the draft to discuss the selections and take any questions you might have. Tonight, we’ll be hosting a Crossover episode of our Dirty South Soccer podcasts at 8:00 p.m. as I’ll join the Mouths of the South to dig into the day’s activity for Atlanta United.

As news breaks, please make sure you are following our Twitter and Facebook pages to catch the latest.

MLS will be broadcasting the draft on their website and YouTube pages starting at 2:00 p.m.


Expansion Draft

Atlanta and Minnesota are a study in contrasts (MLS)

Players to target today (FourFourTwo)

A mock draft at Planet Futbol (SI)

Some observations from Matt Doyle (MLS)

Atlanta’s front office “open minded” heading into today (Prost Amerika)

Loons are “fairly excited” about the unprotected lists (Star Tribune)

Domestic

Minnesota breaks ground on its new stadium (Twin Cities)

Curt Onalfo will be the next coach of the LA Galaxy (LA Times)

Fanendo Adi linked to Rangers (Metro)

Charlotte and Raleigh both looking to bring MLS expansion to North Carolina (Charlotte Business Journal)

Detroit will have some different challenges as they navigate MLS expansion (SB Nation)

Could be a little more context to why Columbus was willing to part with Michael Parkhurst:

Cosmos not dead according to Seamus O’Brien (Guardian)

International

Pep Guardiola as English soccer’s measuring stick (NY Times)

UEFA with ambitious TV rights pricing (Bloomberg)