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The Daily Dirt, August 24: Send Me an Angel

We’ll be discussing Schweinsteiger on tonight’s Facebook Live show

Germany v Ukraine - Group C: UEFA Euro 2016 Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Tonight will be our first time bringing the weekly #ATLSoccer chat to Facebook Live. It will start at 8pm, join us on our Facebook page to participate.

You can ask questions during the chat, or you can send some over ahead of time either in the comments here or on Facebook. Anything Atlanta soccer related is fair game. Looking forward to my first run out on the new platform. I can’t promise it will be as effective as this guy, but I’ll do my best...

In case you missed it this morning, Bastian Schweinsteiger made it known that he would not be moving to another European club. That brings MLS, China, and possibly the Middle East into play as potential destinations for the 32-year-old German midfielder.

Schweinsteiger retired from the German national team after the Euros this summer. He is obviously not expected to play a part in Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United after being sent to train with the U21’s.

It is a bit tricky to get Schweinsteiger right now because the MLS transfer window is closed. He would have to be released from his contract by Manchester United, or he would have to buy his remaining time out. Either is a possibility. The Chinese transfer window is also closed. It is possible that he would stay in Manchester until the next transfer window, but the club might not want the distraction.

Rumors had New York City FC interested in Schweinsteiger last summer before he signed with Manchester United.

Should be an interesting week around Old Trafford with this situation...


Domestic

Vancouver has been slumping in league play, but they rebounded last night with a 3-0 win in CONCACAF Champions League over Sporting Kansas City (Eighty Six Forever)

LAFC breaks ground on Banc of California Stadium (Angels on Parade)

Speaking of Banc of California, LAFC struck quite a lucrative deal on the naming rights of their new stadium (Bloomberg)

Real Salt Lake breaks ground on their new academy training facility which includes a charter school and community soccer fields. The project will cost $50M. (KUTV)

Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt joined the Massive Report podcast (Massive Report)

More on the Sounders rebirth and what was broken under Sigi Schmid (ESPN)

Oscar Pareja and FC Dallas relish the opportunities in CONCACAF (Dallas News)

What is next for the women’s game in the U.S.? (MLS)


International

It wasn’t pretty for Chris McCann’s Coventry as they crashed out of the EFL Cup 6-1 at Norwich (Coventry Telegraph)

There have been a few of you on the “Bastian Schweinsteiger to ATLUTD” train, here’s some more fuel for you:

Arsenal have been chasing Antoine Griezmann? (Football News France)

Mexican internationals Miguel Layun and Jesus Corona lead Porto to the Champions League group stage (FMF State of Mind)


Local

Will Matt Bryant be back with the Falcons this year? (The Falcoholic)

Braves win 7-4 in Arizona as Matt Kemp drives in three (Talking Chop)

A look at Georgia Tech’s strength of schedule this year (From the Rumble Seat)

Who will break out for Georgia in 2016? (Dawg Sports)