It was back on June 14 that we first brought you a report that rising San Lorenzo star Hector Villalba had received an offer from Atlanta United. #VillalbaWatch has taken quite a few different turns in the last 37 days, are we nearing a conclusion soon?
Hector Tito Villalba finalmente viajará mañana a los EEUU y luego de la revisión medica, pasara al #Tijuana hasta Diciembre.#ExitosTito— Diego Castagnolo (@DiegoCastagnolo) July 21, 2016
It appears that Tito is on his way to the US soon and will then be headed to Tijuana through December on loan. Talk had recently popped up about a loan to an Argentine club, but it appears that Villalba said that he would only play for San Lorenzo in Argentina.
Existio la posibilidad de jugar en un equipo argentino, pero Tito Villalba dijo que en Argentina juega solo en #SanLorenzo...— Diego Castagnolo (@DiegoCastagnolo) July 21, 2016
While we wait for Villalba, we also celebrate the birthday of Atlanta United midfielder Chris McCann.
Happy birthday to @BeswicksSports & @ATLUTD's @cjmccann7 #ATLUTD #TeamBeswicks pic.twitter.com/ZOuXu4uMAx— Jon Hassall (@JonHassall75) July 21, 2016
McCann will be joining Coventry City on loan on August 1.
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WATCH: From a bit earlier, @ChicagoFire's @IamDavidAccam with some magic to set up Michael de Leeuw #cf97 #USOC2016https://t.co/c4YcnLMRPt— U.S. Open Cup (@opencup) July 21, 2016
Fabian Castillo’s 90th minute winner keeps Dallas’ Open Cup dreams alive as they win in Houston (Big D Soccer)
WATCH: On the stroke of stoppage time, Fabian Castillo sends @FCDallas to the #USOC2016 Semifinals! #DTIDhttps://t.co/ZDXBn957Cb— U.S. Open Cup (@opencup) July 21, 2016
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This is the own goal in the MN United game... the likes of which you'll never see again. pic.twitter.com/FEzt3jewTW— Seth Kaplan (@Seth_Kaplan) July 21, 2016
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England settle on Sam Allardyce as their new manager (SB Nation)
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Five-time Bundesliga champion: will @MarioGoetze's success story continue at @BVB in 2016/17? #Goetze pic.twitter.com/MxpwIAyKXL— Bundesliga (@Bundesliga_EN) July 21, 2016
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A guide to confusing transfer window language (FourFourTwo)
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