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The Daily Dirt, June 13: Darren Eales speaks, the USMNT prepares, and Junior Burgos scores

MLS Atlanta Launch Event Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for MLS Atlanta

It was a busy weekend in the Dirty South...

Atlanta United President Darren Eales sat down with the Mouths of the South for a podcast that will be dropping later this morning. One nugget he revealed to Eric and Sam was that the season ticket conversion rate has been very strong.

Atlanta United’s Junior Burgos, on loan to the Tampa Bay Rowdies this season, scored in the Rowdies’ NASL Spring Season finale on Saturday.

In case you missed them, here’s some other DSS highlights from the weekend:

Andres Guardado to Atlanta United, Yay or Nay?

Georgia Revolution draws with Carolina Railhawks NPSL

Charleston Battery drops its second straight at home


Living in America

What did we learn Saturday night about the USMNT? (Stars and Stripes FC)

Sunday night, the USMNT learned who they will face in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals, Ecuador will be their opponent in Seattle on Thursday night. (Stars and Stripes FC)

FS1 drew over 2 million viewers for USA vs. Paraguay on Saturday night, the highest rating for a men’s match in the network’s history (Soccer Insider)

The Indy Eleven clinched the NASL’s Spring Season Championship over the weekend, winning 4-1 over Carolina to tie the New York Cosmos on goal differential and goal scored. Indy won the title due to a win over the Cosmos on April 16. (Indy Star)


The Whole World

Round-up of Day 3 at Euro 2016 (ESPN FC)

Oh Jogi... (SB Nation)

Gareth Bale vs. Roy Hodgson kicks off the banter for England vs. Wales (The Guardian)

Brazil did crash out of the tournament after losing 1-0 to Peru Sunday night. (Fox Soccer)

Ecuador clinched their spot in the Copa América Centenario quarterfinals with a 4-0 thrashing of Haiti. (SB Nation)


Oh Atlanta

The Atlanta Silverbacks recorded four points over the weekend. A 2-2 draw on Friday against the FC Carolina Discoveries was followed by a 2-1 win last night against the Carolina Railhawks NPSL. (Atlanta Silverbacks)

The Silverbacks Women continued their undefeated 2016 season in the WPSL with a 3-1 home win over Gulf Coast Texans on Friday night (WPSL)

South Georgia Tormenta drew 2,076 fans to Erk Russell Field Friday night for their 1-0 loss to the SC United Bantams. (Tormenta FC)

Braves take a beating from the Cubs (Talking Chop)

Elizabeth Williams leads Atlanta Dream to 93-87 win over the Connecticut Sun (AJC)

What should the Falcons’ 2016 gameplan look like? (The Falcoholic)

Georgia Tech football pulls in a recruit from Norcross HS (From the Rumble Seat)

A look back at one of my favorite Georgia games I attended in person, the 2004 demolition of LSU in Athens (Dawg Sports)