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The Daily Dirt, August 16: Introduce Yourself

McCann and Jones in action today

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Two of Atlanta United’s high profile signings will make their loan debuts today.

Chris McCann is now eligible for Coventry City after missing the first three games due to suspension from a red card in last season’s finale. His Sky Blues host Bury in League One action. Bury is 1-0-1 in the young season, while Coventry is yet to win or score in league play.

Tony Mowbray prefers a 3-4-3 system at Coventry and most experts expected McCann to slot into the holding midfield spot or line up on the left wing. His versatility will be a bonus for the Sky Blues as he can comfortably move to the backline when adjustments are necessary.

There is no League One coverage in the U.S., we will update you on McCann’s play via Twitter. The match kicks off at 2:45 p.m. Eastern.

Kenwyne Jones will be making his Central FC debut tonight as they host Sporting Kansas City in CONCACAF Champions League play. The game is a must win for the Sharks as they fell to Vancouver in their opening match of the tournament. With only one team advancing from the group, they cannot afford to miss any more points if they want to reach the quarterfinals.

We’ll have more on Jones later today, including how you will be able to watch.


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