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The Daily Dirt, July 29: On the Road Again

Villalba headed to Tijuana for Liga MX Apertura


Last night, Tijuana announced that Hector Villalba would be joining them for the 2016 Liga MX Apertura season this fall.

It is unclear if Villalba will be eligible to join the team for tonight’s match with Chivas. As soon as we can get clarification, we will let the DSS Nation know.

In a media Q&A yesterday in Tijuana, Xolos manager Miguel Herrera said that Villalba’s arrival give them another option on the right side. That is where Villalba played the most in San Lorenzo, although he can be used up top as a forward as well. Carlos Bocanegra highlighted Villalba’s versatility in last week’s press conference, but we will have to wait and see where he fits into a Xolos side that is two games into their season.

With the transfer window winding down, expect the activity to get interesting around MLS over the next week. Stay tuned for more updates from all of us here at Dirty South Soccer.


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Giovinco doing Giovinco things:

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Uruguayan international Alvaro Fernandez returns to the Sounders (Seattle Sounders)

Sigi Schmid says goodbye to the fans of Seattle (Seattle Times)

Adrian Heath released a statement to Orlando City fans (Orlando Sentinel)

Former St. Louis Rams players in talks to bring MLS to St. Louis (STL Today)

Julie Johnston wrote about the USWNT’s Road to Rio (The Players’ Tribune)

How big of a risk is carrying Megan Rapinoe on the Olympic roster for the USWNT? (Stars and Stripes FC)

New England Revolution looking at partnering with UMass on a stadium? (

The Austin Aztex are likely not returning to the USL in 2017 (Austin Statesman)


The Pogba to Manchester United sage is set to be completed (The Busby Babe)

Juventus unveil their new third kit (Black & White & Read All Over)

Middlesbrough officially sign USMNT goalkeeper Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough FC)

Leeds United eyed by a Chinese consortium? (

Riquelme: Let Messi pick the Argentina coach and squad (SB Nation)


Recap of Day 1 of the Falcons’ training camp (The Falcoholic)

The Locked on Hawks podcast looks at the roster crunch for the Hawks (Peachtree Hoops)

Will Georgia Tech’s defense “catch fire” this season? (From the Rumble Seat)