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The Daily Dirt: September 10: Forever Young

Atlanta United’s academy hits the road

Atlanta United academy off to a winning start Dave Williamson Photography

Atlanta United’s academy is headed out yesterday for their first road trip.

Today, they will face the Carolina Rapids in U13, U14, U16, and U18 action. The U14’s and U18’s will play at 2:00 p.m. and the U13’s and U16’s will play at 4:15 p.m. Carolina is affiliated with the Colorado Rapids through the adidas Alliance, they share a curriculum and other resources that benefit the young players in North Carolina. Jared Watts, now with Colorado, came through the program and was drafted by the Rapids out of Wake Forest.

Tomorrow, United’s teams face the Charlotte Soccer Academy at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. before returning to Atlanta.

Hector Villalba will be in action tonight for Xolos as they face Pumas at 8:00 p.m. on Univision Deportes.


Domestic

Houston comes back to steal a point in Kansas City (The Blue Testament)

Michael Parkhurst has not agreed to a contract extension with Columbus and could be on the move in January (Columbus Dispatch)

Minnesota making progress on their 2017 plans (MLS) (ESPN)

Ronaldinho rumors are happening again (FOX Sports)

The hype train for the U.S. U20 World Cup team next year is starting to get fired up (Top Drawer Soccer)

Barcelona working towards a NWSL club in the U.S.? (FourFourTwo)


International

Manchester City holds on to win the first Manchester derby of the season (Bitter and Blue)

Celtic routs Rangers 5-1 (Guardian)

Transfer bans on Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid “unjust” according to Luis Enrique (ESPN)

Observations from Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win over Schalke (Bavarian Football Works)


Local

Georgia loses to South Carolina 3-0 in Columbia in SEC women’s play (ABC Columbia)

Georgia Gwinnett drops their first game of the season to Hastings (Hastings Athletics)

Georgia Southern’s men earn a 1-1 draw with James Madison (JMU)

In women’s action, Georgia College and Valdosta State draw 0-0 (WMAZ)