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The Daily Dirt, December 5: Sideline spotting

Miguel Almirón takes in a Falcons game

Colombia v Paraguay: Group A - Copa America Centenario Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Here’s what you might have missed in Atlanta soccer over the weekend:

  • The signing of Miguel Almirón appears to be imminent as he was spotted on the field at the Georgia Dome yesterday alongside Darren Eales and Carlos Bocanegra. Manager Tata Martino spoke with a popular radio show in Paraguay about the potential move, a transfer fee of $13 million was discussed by the hosts, and Martino mentioned that he will meet with Almirón tomorrow.
  • This matches up with what Lanús club president Nicolás Russo said last night on AM630 in Argentina last night. The deal is close, but not finalized.
  • In an Instagram post, Chris McCann announced that he will be wearing #16 next season.
  • The Atlanta Silverbacks announced that they will be returning to the NPSL in 2017.

We’ll be following up on these items, along with a few others that could pop up. Stay tuned to DSS on Twitter and Facebook for updates.


Cosmos desperately trying to find new ownership before they run out of time (This Is Cosmos Country)

Impact has overtaken CFL in Montreal (Montreal Gazette)

Robbie Keane still undecided on his next destination (NBC San Diego)

In women’s college soccer, Southern Cal defeated West Virginia 3-1 to win the NCAA College Cup (Equalizer)


Club America are through to the Liga MX final where they will face Tigres (FMF State of Mind)

Aljandro Carmago with a Goal of the Year candidate:

Andy Legg says Swansea board made a bad decision in appointing Bob Bradley (BBC)