Jarrett Smith and I will be bringing you a live edition of the Peachtree Post this morning, join us at 10:00 a.m. for some Atlanta United and MLS conversation.
Check out Ives Galarcep’s MLS Talking Points for some Atlanta United nuggets. The biggest piece in there that I had yet to confirm was that the club received twice the amount of allocation money from NYCFC that it spent to acquire Sean Johnson from Chicago. We already knew that it was a mix of GAM and TAM coming from NYCFC, but we did not know that it was such a nice piece of business.
Former Atlanta target Francisco Calvo joining Minnesota from Saprissa (E Pluribus Loonum)
Mike Petke named manager of Real Salt Lake’s USL team (RSL Soapbox)
Would Columbus object to Cincinnati joining MLS? (Columbus Dispatch)
Oklahoma City Energy will not apply for MLS expansion (News OK)
Tab Ramos is a finalist for the San Jose GM job (ESPN)
Take a look at the MLS SuperDraft Big Board (Top Drawer Soccer)
Seven players entering a make-or-break season in 2017 (FourFourTwo)
A look at the best player in history for each MLS club (MLS)
Hope Solo wants to return to the USWNT (Stars and Stripes FC)
Celtic closer to a big offer for Portland’s Darlington Nagbe (Scottish Sun)
A Chinese consortium are in advanced talks to take over Newcastle United. I heard £810m but seems a lot! #NUFC— Secret Footballer (@TSF) December 23, 2016