clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Daily Dirt, September 28: Welcome Tata

Gerardo Martino is introduced to Atlanta today

Real Sociedad v Barcelona - Copa del Rey: Semi Final Second Leg Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

It’s a big day in Atlanta as Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino will be officially unveiled as the first manager for Atlanta United this morning. The announcement will be streamed live, you can watch at Atlanta United’s Facebook page.

Dirty South Soccer will be on hand at the event and we’ll have updates throughout the day.

In case you missed some of the coverage yesterday of the announcement, check some of the links below. One that’s a must-read is Joe Patrick’s breakdown of how a Tata Martino led Atlanta United could play tactically.

I hosted a chat last night on our Facebook Live page, featuring some great questions from some of our readers about what to expect now that Martino is officially Atlanta’s manager.


Sports Illustrated

Atlanta Business Chronicle


Interview with Darren Eales at ESPN FC

The Guardian

Fox Sports

Atlanta’s intent is clear, according to Matt Doyle at


The Red Bulls clinch a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals (Once a Metro)

Darlington Nagbe scores late to give the Timbers a 2-1 win in El Salvador in CCL (Stumptown Footy)

Medical issues will keep Clint Dempsey sidelined for the rest of 2016 (Sounder at Heart)


Bob Bradley has met with Swansea about becoming their new manager (BBC)

What could be next for Sam Allardyce now that his England job is over? (BBC)


Huge win for Georgia State on the road against Duke: