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The Daily Dirt, July 14: This Is What You Came For

Updates on Jones, Carleton, and Villalba

Trinidad & Tobago v Cuba: Group C - 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

A new name dropped into the Atlanta United universe yesterday as Kenwyne Jones was reported to close to a deal with the club. Currently out of contract, Jones would be a strong target man to build an attack around. He is reported to be loaned to Central FC in his native Trinidad and Tobago, who added him to their provisional roster for CONCACAF Champions League.

However, don’t forget...

In other Atlanta United news, it was announced that Andrew Carleton had joined the Charleston Battery’s roster. He was in the 18 last night for their USL match, but did not see any action. He will be part of the Battery’s squad in Atlanta in Saturday to face the Nigerian Olympic Team at Silverbacks Park. Fellow Atlanta United players Jeffrey Otoo and Alex Tambakis will also be part of Charleston’s roster.

We are still on #VillalbaWatch here at DSS on Twitter and Facebook. Last word had prospective Atlanta signing Hector Villalba heading to Miami for his medical before signing his final contract. Stay tuned...

For your listening pleasure, the Mouths of the South dropped a new episode this morning. Also, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Doug Roberson will be a guest on the United States of Soccer on SiriusXM FC (Channel 85) this morning at 11:20.

Let us know what you what you are hoping to see from Atlanta United next in the comments.


America

A young Toronto lineup salvages a 1-1 draw in Columbus (Waking the Red)

Orlando’s slide continues, Red Bulls win 2-0 (Once a Metro)

Chicago outlasts a storm and Kansas City to win 1-0 (Hot Time in Old Town)

Jack McInerney scores for the Timbers, but Montreal ties them in Portland 1-1 (Stumptown Footy)

Whitecaps take care of buisness, defeat RSL 2-0 (Eighty Six Forever)

Early red card dooms Dallas, Seattle punishes them 5-0 (Sounder at Heart)

Requiring a $50 deposit like Atlanta, Los Angeles FC has 7,000 season ticket deposits with a 15,000 goal (The Goat Parade)

Andrew Carleton was an unused sub for Charleston in their 0-0 draw with Orlando City B (Dirty South Soccer)

USMNT move up six spots in the latest FIFA World Rankings (Stars and Stripes FC)


World

LigaMX kicks off this weekend, take a look at the debate over their new roster rules (FMF State of Mind)

27 years ago, Atletico Nacional of Colombia won the Copa Libertadores. They’re back in the final after a 4-1 aggregate win over Brazil’s Sao Paulo (FourFourTwo)

Gonzalo Higuain turns down insane offer from China, Napoli makes him a new offer (The Siren’s Song)

LeBron James offers to “walk on” with Liverpool on their US tour this summer (The Liverpool Offside)


Atlanta

The Hawks first round draft picks are showing out at the Las Vegas Summer League (Peachtree Hoops)

A look ahead at what the Braves might do at the MLB trade deadline (Talking Chop)