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The Daily Dirt, September 4: When You Were Young

Atlanta United’s academy off to a winning start

Atlanta United opened their U.S. Soccer Development Academy season yesterday as their U12’s hosted Southern Soccer Academy. At the U12 age group, the pool of players is divided into two teams on each match day and they play a 9v9 game with 30 minute halves. United won both games to get started on a high note.

If you missed our update last night, FutbolMLS.com reported that Atlanta United is among three MLS clubs that have contacted Bastian Schweinsteiger about coming to the league next year. We will have to wait and see if his situation changes in Manchester now that the transfer window is closed (unless a Qatar or UAE club makes a bid for him, their window is still open). Minnesota United and the Chicago Fire are the other two clubs that have shown an interest in Schweinsteiger.


Domestic

Bradley Wright-Phillips’ goal moves the Red Bulls to one point behind NYCFC in the East after a 1-0 win in Vancouver (Once a Metro)

The Revolution get a much needed win to stay in the Eastern Conference playoff picture (Burgundy Wave)

The Union get blanked in Chicago (Brotherly Game)

Dallas pulls eight points clear in the Western Conference and Supporters’ Shield race with an emphatic 3-1 win over Portland (Big D Soccer)

Baggio Husidic and Giovani Dos Santos score for the Galaxy in LA’s 2-1 win over Columbus (LAG Confidential)

Bradley and Orozco join USMNT camp as Yedlin and Besler depart (Stars and Stripes FC)

Is Christian Pulisic ready to start for the USMNT? (ESPN)

Jonny Steele opened the scoring in Miami’s 3-0 win over Puerto Rico in NASL action:

U.S. Paralympic National Team getting ready for Rio and Paralympics (MLS)


International

Sam Allardyce setting high expectations for England against Slovakia: “Winning is what we want. If the nation thinks that's the only thing we can have to make us feel better, we'll try. But personally, if we get a draw from the most difficult game of the group, I'll be happy." (BBC)

Problems in the Mexican national team camp (FOX Sports)

Yaya Toure humiliated over Champions League snub by Manchester City (Sky Sports)


Local

North Georgia’s mens team beats Palm Beach Atlantic 3-2 (PBAU), the nationally ranked women defeated Converse College 6-0 (Valkyries Athletics)

Georgia College’s women win their season opener against Mount Olive (Trojan Athletics)