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The Daily Dirt, July 7: Takin’ Care of Business

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Atlanta United gets busy

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Busy day yesterday in the Dirty South, huh?

We’re sure you’ve seen by now that Atlanta United has made its highest profile signing yet, inking former Wigan and Burnley midfielder Chris McCann to a deal. In case you missed it, here’s some comments from Paul Kendrick of the Wigan Evening Post about what Atlanta can expect from McCann.

Last night, Orlando and manager Adrian Heath parted ways. Based on the Lions’ start to the season, it is not a huge surprise. However, the timing of it caught most people off guard. Two issues we tackled in this reaction piece are if Heath will be a candidate in Atlanta and if Orlando suddenly being in the manager market will affect Atlanta’s chances of hiring their first choice.

Four Atlanta United youngsters made their debuts with the Charleston Battery last night in the club’s friendly with Rangers. The Mouths of the South crew was in attendance and updated us on their progress.

So... what’s next?


America

Our fellow SB Nation site The Mane Land’s take on Adrian Heath (The Mane Land)

Paul Tenorio takes a look at the situation with Adrian Heath and the evolution of Orlando City (FourFourTwo USA)

NYCFC defeats New England to continue their winning streak (The Bent Musket)

Rumor about the New York Red Bulls shopping Lloyd Sam around the league for allocation money (Once a Metro)

On the field, the Red Bulls defeated Club America 2-0 in an exhibition (MLS)


World

Rumored Atlanta United target Hector Villalba heading to Central America with San Lorenzo for their preseason (San Lorenzo Twitter)

Portugal advanced to the Euro 2016 final yesterday, will it be Germany or France that meets them this weekend? (USA Today)

Is Manchester United now chasing Paul Pogba? (Sky Sports)


Atlanta

Today’s update from Braves Country (Talking Chop)

Kent Bazemore loves Atlanta (Peachtree Hoops)

Julio Jones named as one of the top 10 players in the NFL (The Falcoholic)