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The Daily Dirt, February 10: Ahmm... IT’S GAMEDAY

Yes, YES, and YES!!!!!

Toronto FC v Atlanta United FC Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The wait is over!

It was an offseason full of hashtags; #BarcoWatch #NagLanta #SignAsad (still not fully recovered) #ZizzoWatch (lol not really)

Some still going on today: #MarconeWatch (#OlazaWatch?)

Today is the day we, Atlanta United fans, finally get to watch the Five Stripes back in action Nashville. If getting to watch Barco and Nagbe in the Atlanta United kits for the first time isn’t exciting enough for you, then you’re probably in the wrong place (please stay).

Don’t let your expectations get too high (or do, it’s a free country), however, this game is most important for players to get into fitness/form rather then getting a positive end result.

Be sure to check back later for the FIRST Match Thread of 2018!

Anyways, onto the Dirt...

Geoff Cameron has more to say about US Soccer

Cameron opened up about his thoughts on the “Silver-Spoon culture” that is US Soccer on the player tribune. He points to the firing of Jürgen Klinsmann and hiring of Bruce Arena as the return to the status quo, how Jürgen encouraged Americans to come up through MLS and move abroad on their own and facing new challenges.

I think Cameron is spot on when he talks about how Americans need to move abroad to face the likes of the Hazard’s, Messi’s, Pogba’s, etc. for the USMNT to become success, especially if they want to qualify for 2022 Qatar.

It’s frankly disturbing how poorly ran the USMNT was ran under Arena, if in fact it was the way as described by Cameron. The upcoming USSF presidential election will be the next step in whether or not the USMNT challenges the status quo.

USMNT Scheduled to Play Ireland in a Friendly

Ireland announced via twitter that they will take on the US Soccer team on June 2nd. Both sides failed to qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup. The US still doesn’t have their next coach but either way the US likely to field a young squad against Ireland.

For more information and discussion head over to StarsAndStripesFC

It’s Atlanta v. Orlando Again... This time in a stadium competition

Atlanta and Orlando are back at it again and it’s not even the regular season. This time it’s for Stadium of the Year 2017 hosted by StadiumDB. To be clear, this also features 25 other stadiums and is only for new stadiums in opening in 2018 but we still want to win purely in spite of Orlando.

Voting ends March 4 and we need to do our part! To vote click the link here and be sure to give MBS the 5 Stars it deserves. I know how much we dominate fan votes and I know we can do it again.