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The Daily Dirt, July 20: Another Train Coming

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With Kreis to Orlando, what’s next in MLS?

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We are now entering the business end of the summer transfer window, with more activity expected across the league in the next two weeks.

Jason Kreis is now in place in Orlando, expect them to get busy immediately in adding to a roster in need of reinforcements. Seattle is trying to upgrade in order to salvage their season and are close to finalizing a deal for Boca Juniors playmaker Nicolás Lodeiro. Expect other deals to get done around the league as well.

In Atlanta, #VillalbaWatch continues. The latest on the rumor mill is that Villalba could join Argentine club Godoy Cruz on loan before Atlanta’s preseason training camp.

Catch up on Atlanta’s USL affiliate with the Chucktown Check-In that went live this morning.


Domestic

It’s official, Orlando makes their choice and hires Jason Kreis (MLS)

Diego Valeri is the MLS Player of the Week for Week 19 (SB Nation)

Inter Milan defeats Real Salt Lake 2-1 at Rio Tinto (RSL Soapbox)

Vancouver draws 2-2 in a friendly at BC Place with Crystal Palace (Eighty Six Forever)

RSL reinstates columnist’s credential (Salt Lake Tribune)


International

USMNT goalkeeper Brad Guzan heads to Middlesbrough on a free transfer (Telegraph)

Paul Pogba reportedly submits a transfer request (SB Nation)

English referees have had enough of players’ “intolerable behaviour” (BBC)


Local

Taking a look at the Falcons’ linebackers in 2016 (The Falcoholic)

The Locked on Hawks podcast explores the Dwight Howard signing (Peachtree Hoops)

Braves’ farm system earning strong reviews from experts (Talking Chop)

Preview of the ACC Coastal Division in 2016 (From the Rumble Seat)