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The Daily Dirt, December 19: Hello Goodbye

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Almirón plays his final game in Argentina before coming to the ATL

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Colombia at Paraguay Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

MIguel Almirón said goodbye to Lanús yesterday in their 2-2 draw with San Lorenzo in the final game of 2016 for the club. He was subbed out in the 78th minute, leaving the field with tears in his eyes to a standing ovation.

Miguelito is now headed to Atlanta where he will be looked at as a young star in MLS and a leader for United. One only hopes that Atlanta fans will feel as strongly for him as they do at Lanús.

More rumors on the Oscar Romero front have him headed to Spain for a year-long loan while Shanghai Shenhua does not have an international spot for him on their roster. Nothing is official yet, but it looks very unlikely that Romero ends up in MLS.

Stay tuned for more updates with us on Dirty South Soccer this week.


Domestic

Alberth Ellis of Honduras looking to leave Monterrey and join MLS (Diez)

Marco Pappa will return to Guatemala if he is not signed by an MLS team in 2017 (Soy502)

Seattle Sounders looking to sign promising Antiguan player to their USL squad (Sounder at Heart)

OKC Energy putting the pieces together (USL)

North Carolina FC commits to submitting an application MLS expansion by the end of January (Triangle Business Journal)

Indy Eleven planning for a 2017 season (Indy Star)

International

Carlos Tevez bids farewell to Boca Juniors ahead of a move to the Chinese Super League (Daily Mail)

Chelsea’s Oscar goes from a prodigy to an outcast (We Ain’t Got No HIstory)

Local

Plans for more soccer fields at MARTA stations (11 Alive)