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The Daily Dirt, September 9: Working for the Weekend

What’s new in Atlanta soccer?

MLS: MLS Cup Final-New England Revolution vs LA Galaxy Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a big week here at Dirty South Soccer. Let’s take a look back at what’s active in the Atlanta soccer world:

We also started our Expansion Draft Wish List series. We’ll be going through the MLS teams in alphabetical order over the coming weeks, looking at who we think might be on their protected lists and who could be targets for Atlanta United. The Chicago Fire kicked us off.

The Peachtree Post’s new edition dropped earlier this morning, check it out if you haven’t already.

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Can Landon Donovan pull off the storybook comeback? (LAG Confidential)

Benny Feilhaber might be wrapping up his Kansas City career (The Blue Testament)

Former U.S. youth international Ben Spencer signs a USL contract with Toronto (Waking the Red)

Minnesota United hires their academy director (FiftyFive.One)

Big plans from the new owner of the Orange County Blues in the USL (Angels on Parade)

Reports state that the Canadian Premier League could kickoff in 2018 (Waking the Red)

Reports out of Nashville indicate that the new USL team will not use the Nashville FC brand, will start a PDL team in 2017, and that Nashville FC will fold. (Reddit)


Leicester, as defending champions, are trying to keep that underdog spirit going (Liverpool Offside)

The Benteke brothers could start for Crystal Palace on Saturday (Guardian)

Xabi Alonso breaks down Guardiola and Mourinho’s tactics (Sky Sports)