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53 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Join Blake and ATL Joe as they discuss what our team could look like under Stephen Glass and preview Nashville and Inter Miami.
69 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
Rumors, rumors, rumors... might as well call us a Fleetwood Mac album. Join ATL Joe and Blake as they discuss the Frank DeBacle and who might be the head coach replacement and how our newest players have performed so far.
51 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
S3, E 15
Can’t score a goal, can’t score a goal, Frank de Boer is mad, Adam Jahn is bad, can’t score a goal! Pretty much sums our MLS is Back showing, no?
56 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Joe's dog is barking, Atlanta United is losing and we are in middle of the weirdest tournament in sports history. It ain't perfect, but just like Atlanta United we are putting it out anyway.
52 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
We are back… for now. Join ATL Joe and Blake as they breakdown the MLS is back Tournament and what this means for the regular season. Get caught back up on all transfers and whatever the heck is going on with sports during this pandemic.
35 minutes | May 7, 2020
ATL Joe and Blake do an Atlanta United fantasy draft. Live. You read that right. Listen to their picks and follow us on social media to see which team wins the showdown.
32 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
FEATURED MUSIC:Jabre "Saintx Bre" Relaford, formerly known as Brefontaine, is a proud representative of southwest Atlanta. He was brought up in a house of music and film where his parents usually played a variety of music and had family movie nights, which ultimately inspired him to be an actor. And then there was Hip-Hop. Coming up in an era where rap culture was largely unaccepted, this intrigued the young artist to be. "There was something in rap that reminded me of movies and comics. Characters, purpose and flaws, but also freedom." This would be the beginning of what he calls "the actor who happens to rap."After years of working with both locals and legends, like Slim of 112, Amon Tobin (as Brefontaine), Rock City and even an uncredited feature as a guitarist for Chris Brown (Gravity), Saintx began to feel stagnant and trapped in his craft.After months of debating, he sold most of his belongings, and began to backpack across America. Without computer or camera he'd take his beloved iPhone and film his travels and record original songs, but only releasing them on social media."At the time, I didn't think what I was doing was anything special. I mainly was recording demos and ideas so I wouldn't forget them." His new single The Sun would prove otherwise.SPOTIFYhttps://open.spotify.com/track/4wsTmqbCAcOqN4uUV9wyMC?si=OgyF5nPAR6qVYGbcmQWnXASoundCloudhttps://soundcloud.com/saintxbre/here-comes-the-son/s-80qLfApple Musichttps://soundcloud.com/saintxbre/here-comes-the-son/s-80qLf
36 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Shirt sponsors? That’s it. Quarantine is getting crazy.
60 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
The MLS has basically come out and said there might not be enough time for a full season as their mid-May target date isn't going to happen.Full season is still their goal but seems unlikelyThey have discussed doing a tournament style play in a few cities behind closed doors (would this be like all East/ West bracket style?)Would there still be an MLS Cup champion?They are doing a eMLS tournament with real players - Franco Escobar will face Orlando City SC's Nani in Episode Four on Sunday, May 10 at 7 p.m.R Land (Pray for Atlanta artist) has updated his famous design to say “Wash for ATL”, he is selling t-shirts, mugs, magnets and $10 of each sale will be donated to The United Way of Greater Atlanta in their efforts to keep our community safe during the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus. They have a Red and Black one for Atlanta United and Josef was actually spotted wearing one! Link to the shirts will be in the episode’s show notes.https://washforatl.square.siteFdB Life as a Player:Born in the NetherlandsTwin (he is 49)Best twins in all of football. Played professionally together at Ajax, Barcelona, Rangers, and Al=Rayyan Qatar.Professional careerInternationalNetherlandsDe Boer enjoyed a long, fruitful international career highlighted by participation in two World Cups (‘94 and ‘98) and three Euros (1992, 2000 and 2004), earning “team of the tournament” honors in 2000. In all, he amassed 112 caps along the way, a program record at the time and a number that currently ranks third all-time behind Wesley Sneijder and Edwin van der Sar.1994 his Dutch side that reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup in the United States, starting four matches out of fiveCaptain of the1998 finished in fourth place after falling to Brazil in a penalty-kick shootout in the semi final.Lost to Croatia 2-1 in 3rd place matchAssisted the historic last minute goal against argentina to put them into the semi’s (Dennis Bergkamp scored). Think Gressel to Josef, but better.ClubAjaxWon champions league in 1995.Very impressive goal scoring center backFree kick specialist, and even scored a bicycle kick.Barca,Transferred with his brother in 99.2000 steroid debacle.Tested positive and was banned.Reinstated after an appeal.GalatasarayBeer of the WeekSweetWater Second HelpingCoaching CareerInternational:2010, assistant coach in the Dutch team’s run to the final in South Africa, where they lost to Spain in extra time.AjaxEredivisie-record four league championships from 2010-14.Also developed top talents: Toby Alderweireld, Daley Blind, Christian Eriksen, Justin Kluivert, Christian Poulsen and Jan Vertonghen.Inter:the Nerazzurrihe lasted just three months before he was sacked, having won just five of his 14 games in charge.the club wasn't willing to adapt to his long-term visions and that he was prevented from restructuring the squad at his disposal.Blake: De Boer quote: “I was dealing with a rotten group, but wasn’t allowed to throw out certain players. I perhaps should’ve pushed a bit harder, because if you want to create change, you have to get a lot done right away. Maybe I tried to be everyone’s friend and that just wasn’t possible.”Crystal Palace.Despite having talents such as Zaha, Benteke, and Loftus-Cheek, the entirety of the roster did not fit De Boers Total football play style and he was sacked without a chance to develop!What is total football Blake? (possession based style)Palace was set up for park the bus/counter attack/Long ball.ATLFrom ajax: Coached current MLS stars Nicolas Lodeiro (Sea), and Danny Hoesen (San Jose), and former TFC star Gregory Van Der Wiel
60 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Join Blake and ATL Joe as they discuss their Atlanta United history and favorite moments.
58 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Vital StatsJosef Alexander Martinez MenciaBorn 5/19/93Native of VenezuelaObtained US Green Card in July 2018Club HistoryFirst club was Caracas FC onFirst professional appearance was 8/21/10 entering as a sub in the 70th minScored his first goal against Deportivo Petare on 11/21/10Young Boys - Swiss club based in Bern Switzerland.Sold to Young Boys on 1/3/12 for 4 yearsmade his debut on 2/5/12 against ServetteSolid performance lead to a call up to the Venezuela National TeamFirst start with Young Bots was 10/21/12Scored his first goal with the Swiss club in the 50th minute vs Grasshopper Club ZurichShort Loan to FC ThunAfter 1 season with Young Boys, they sent him on loan to ThunScored 8 goals in 18 games with ThunThis put him in running for top scorer in the Swiss Super LeagueHe was quickly recalled to the Young BoysTorino - Italian Serie A Club from Turin, Piedmont - nicknamed I Granata, Italian for MaroonTransfer fee was 3 million euroFirst appearance for the club was 7/31/14 in the third round of the Europa League (tournament)First goal for the club was on the second leg of the third round, second appearance with the clubScored a brace in Europa League vs CopenhagenLeague debut was 9/14/14 vs sampdoriaFirst goal in Serie A was 12/7/14 vs PalermoFirst brace in Serie A was 4/30/16The King comes to Atlanta2/2/17 loaned with option to buy to ATLUTDLeague debut was the first game in the regular season v Red Bulls lost 2-1Yamil Asad scored the first goal for the clubFirst Career hat trick / first hat trick in club history was the next weeksmashed minnesota united 6-1won player of the week (week 2)Week 1 - debut, week 2 - Hat Trick, Week 3 - ATL UTD exercises the option to buythat didn’t take long..undisclosed transfer fee at the time is now showing as $4.95mil per transfermarkt.usWeek 4 - MLS player of the month5 goals in first 3 games in the leagueInjuries in the first season3/23/17 playing with the Venezuelan nation team v peru injured his left quadricep (it was his right knee if you are thinking what I am thinking)First match back from this injury was U.S. Open Cup v Charleston Battery on June 14thmissed the match on 7/27 due to this foot contusionJumped back in ready to show his royalty in September with back to back hat tricks vs New england rev and TrashlandoPlayer of the month in September20 goals in 20 appearances in 2017Season 2 2018broke league record for Hat Tricks on 7/21/18 v DC United after only 44 gamesPlayer of the month for July scoring 9 goals with 1 assistJosef scored the only goal in the 2018 MLS All-Star game v Juventus (1-1 draw)MVP of that game (duh)8/24/18 broke the single season goal record of 27 - ended at 31goal scored v orlandoorlando was talking trash (pun intended) about preventing him from breaking the recordJosef had a cheeky chip past Joe Bendik and turned to speak to him as the ball hit the back of the netMLS Player of the month - augustwon the golden boot and an MLS Cup… but more awards and accolades laterSeason 3 - 2019broke single season goal scoring streak record running the record up to 15 games before he was stoppedscored the record breaker vs our wonderful friends from the wrong side of the tracks, don’t call me trashlandotied for second world wide in goal scoring with Tor Henning Hamre (21 goals in 15 games) behind Messi 33 goals in 21 gamesStreak ended with an injury…. a right knee injury from an awkward collision with Pity v San Jose Earthquakeshe was stretched offI think we all know what happened at the beginning of 2020When his right knee was injured in 2019, FDB said no ligament dmg and “nothing broken” per doug robersonBeer of the week: Steady HandLager - featuring 100% regionally sourced craft malts, our lager is crisp and dry in flavor with light flora hoppiness and a clean finish - cans are red white and blue and modeled after evil kinveal.StylePrimary StrikerVenezuelan Viperaccurate with both feet and his headvicious attack and drive to score a goalcan find his way into the right positionStatsTotal Appearances across all clubs and competitions 2011-2020 - 291Total goals across all clubs and competitions - 133scored in 45.7% of games playedATL UTD Appearances in league play- 84ATLUTD goals - 77scored in 91.6% of gamesATL UTD apps all comps - 103goals all comps - 9087.3% of games playedATL UTD Post season apps - 9post season goals 555.5% of gamesScored game winning PK in the Campeones Cupapps in CCL - 6goals in CCL - 5Notable Factoids and accoladesMLS Cup 2018US Open Cup 2019Campeones Cup 2019MLS Best XI 3 years in a row 2017-2019MLS MVP - 2018Golden Boot - 2018MLS All Star - 2018, 2019MLS All Star MVP - 2018MLS Player of the month (6), (2) in 2017, (2) 2018, (2) 2019MLS Cup MVP - 2018MLS Goal of the Year - 2019Memorable quotes“What we do in life echoes in eternity.” is tattooed on his neck“God is my guide and family is my strength” is tattooed on his forearms“Atlanta es familia”“We are the only team in this city that wins shit” - thank you felipe cardenas keep doing what you are doing!A core memory about his grandparents that would shape him fundamentally -“That’s the thing I remember most about growing up with him and my grandmother: They really cared about whatever they did. My parents had me and my sister at a young age, so my childhood was just different. My grandparents saw the darkness of the world — the crime and the struggle in Colombia — before they moved to Venezuela. So it made me see the world as a place where you had to work hard for everything you got. Everything. You had to care. Otherwise you’d be in trouble.”What does Atlanta mean to you? - “Atlanta is family. Atlanta means family.”
46 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
CONCACAF is the Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Association Football.The winner qualifies for the quarter finals of the FIFA Club World CupExpand upon the importance of this.Started in 2000.All European Champions since 07/08. (Sao Paulo won 05/06, Internacional 06/07[bra]).CCL Format16 team single elimination format10 teams qualify for performance within their leagues - qualifications discussed later4 clubs from Mexico4 clubs from US1 club from canada1 club from caribbean zonequalify via the CFU Club Championship6 teams from the previous CONCACAF League seasonwinnerrunner uptwo losing semi finalisttwo best quarter finalistsBest aggregate score over 2 games, one home and one awayaway goals are the tie breakerPK Shootout will result in a tie with equal away goalsIt is important to note no MLS team has won CCL since it debuted in 2008-09.DC and LA won the CCC. more on that later.Find a good spot for this section: Champions League Era only 3 MLS sides have made the finals, and lost.Toronto. 2018 vs Chivas Gudalajara. lost 1st leg 2-1 at home. Won second leg 2-1 and lost PK shoot out.Jozy and Giovinco scored.Jozy left game injured in 80th minuteOsorio and Bradley missed PKS>Montreal impact lost to Club America 14/15. (Ignacio Piatti)1-1 fist leg. 4-1 second leg.RSL vs Monterrey 10/11.Closest a team from USA has ever come. (Kyle Berkermans Prime. Captain)RSL won their Group stage over Cruz Azul and Torronto.Beat Columbus Crew 4-1 aggregate in quartersBeat Saprisa 3-2 aggregate due to a crucial away goal in the semisFinal vs Monterrey2-2 leg 1 on the road. 1-0 leg 2 loss ending a 37 game unbeaten streak at home at rio tinto.Kyle Beckerman missed the game due to yellow card accumulation.Historyhas been completed 54 times though 201956 champions due to a 3 way shared title in 1978 - more to come on this one laterthe CCL was originally created as a qualifier for the Copa Libertadores competition organized by CONMEBOLCopa Libertadores is an annual international club football competition organized by CONMEBOL since 1960CONMEBOL is the South American Football Conferencethe finalists would be decided by winner of two separate bracketsCaribbean island qualifiernorth/central american qualifierwith the creation of MLS in 97, the tourney became a straight knockoutrevamped to tourney with group stage in 2008.Champions Cup Era (1962-2008)Champions Cup - single elimination tourneyChampions League (2008-2017)designed to expand the reach of the tournament and create more of an eventexpanded to 24 teamsintroduced the group stage from august to october24 teams plating in 8 groups of 3 teamseach team played the other two teams in the group twiceWinners of the 8 groups moves to quarterfinals2018 restructuringQualifying4 teams from USWinner of US Open CupOur qualification from last seasonMLS Cup WinnerSupporter’s shield winnerother regular season conference (MLS Cup runner up)If a Canadian team qualifies through one of these methods or a US team wins more than one method, the team with the best MLS regular season record that did not qualify will qualify4 teams from mexicoWinner and runner up of Liga MX Apertura and Clausura tournaments1 caribbeanwinner of the CFU Club Championship (caribbean islands open cup)1 canadaWinner of the Canadian Championship (canada’s us open cupBEER OF THE WEEK - SECOND SELF (VIKINGS OF THE SOUTH)What happened in 1978?Final round was not played due to disagreements on the dates of the matchesfinals were never scheduledall three teams were named the champscomunicaciones F.C. of GuatemalaDefence Force of Trinidad and TobagoLeones Negros of GuadalajaraRecords and StatsTitle has been won by 28 clubs17 of these clubs have won the title more than onceMexican clubs have the most victories withe 34 totalCosta Rica’s Primera Division is the second most successful division with 6 titlesClub America is the most successful club with 7 titles 7-0 in FinalsCruz Azul is a close second with 6 (6-2 in finals)Best non-Mexican club is Saprissa of Costa Rica with 3 (3-2 in finals)4 teams have successfully defended the trophyClub america (2015-2016), Cruz Azul (69,70,71 and 96,97), Pachuca (2007-2008), and Monterrey (2011,2012,2013)Only 2 MLS clubs have taken this titleDC United (98) Coached by Bruce Arena. (won MLS in inagural year ‘96 as well as US Open Cup, Defended title in ‘97) Then the Champirons league.‘98 DC team perhaps the greatest in MLS history? 11 players who started on their respective national temas. John Harks, Eddie Pop, Roy Lassiter, Jaime Moren, and….ATL JO: Player Spotlight. Marco Echeverry (DC United #10) star of the leagueReminds me of how Miggy took the league by storm. Play maker. Left footed. Not fast, but could score goals. Considered the Best Player In Bolivian Soccer History.38 goals, 101 assists, 8 trophies, ‘98 MLS MVP. Goal of the year ‘97 ‘00 in MLS careerDC won all 3 games without conceding a goal.Rd 1. 8-0 vs Joe Public (trinidad) RD 2 . 2-0 vs Leon.Roy Lassiter scored 6 goals in the first 2 rounds.Final 1-0 vs Mexican Power house Toluca (Won Liga MX 98 and 99Notable Play - Eddie Pope in 41st minute to win 1-0LA Galaxy (2000, runner up in 97)LA participated in an 8 team knockout tournament.Won round 1 via Penalty kicks after a 0-0 draw vs Honduran side Real EspanaWon round 2 (semi Final) Via PKs after a 1-1 draw vs DC United.Won the Final 3-2 vs Hondorous Deprotivo Olimpia .Notable play - Ezra Hendrickson scored his second goal in the 78th minute to give the Galaxy the 3-2 win.DC United (98)Notable Play - Eddie Pope in 41st minute to win 1-0Real Salt Lake was Runner Up in 2011Javier Orozco of Cruz Azul is the only 2 time Golden Boot winner 2008-2009 and 2010-2011Highest attendance was 80K in Estadio Azteca 2016 Club America v Tigres (0-3 in finals)
38 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Join Blake and ATL Joe as they discuss the MLS season suspension and what this could mean for players, clubs and all sports.
45 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Injury ReportIt is with heavy hearts that we announce (and most of yall already know) that Josef suffered an ACL tear during the MLS openerTypical recovery for this type of injury is 3M to running, 6M to cutting and 9-12M to get back fully recovered mentally and physicallyWe still don't know if it is a partial or full tear yetThis could mean PB&J will never play together again as it is realistic Barco gets traded in the offse asonJosef has scored almost 40% of Atlanta United’s goals (that is over our entire history)Escobar was seen holding his right thigh at halftime and was taken off precautionary reasonsMiles has started running but not training with the team yetEdgar Castillo (rib injury)Total Tactics (makes the most since after injury report IMO and just focus on Josef)What does our lineup look like without Josef?174 of our 198 goals (historically - all time) have been scored by Josef, Villabla, Miggy and GresselWill we find a replacement or run with Adam Jahn?Season-ending Injury List:“Though it would come with the thudding finality that we won't get to see the superstar play until 2021, Atlanta could place Martinez on the season-ending injury list. Such a move would render him ineligible across all competitions for the remainder of the year, but they'd get some roster relief.Atlanta wouldn't get his Designated Player slot back, but, as Martinez makes more than $100,000 this season, they would be eligible to receive another senior roster spot to sign a replacement player. The replacement player can be signed for up to $250,000 this season, which would be an exemption on top of the salary cap.The 2018 MLS Cup winners would not be able to use allocation money to buy down that figure, meaning they couldn't acquire a player on more than $250,000 if they are designated as an injury-replacement. Theoretically, they could clear another senior roster spot to sign a more expensive player, should they have the budget (and/or allocation money) to do so.Atlanta United have until the end of the Primary Transfer Window (May 5) to decide to place Martinez on the season-ending injury list and sign a replacement. Clubs can only sign one replacement player per season.”Injury List:Placing Martinez on the injured list would crack the door open for a late-season return while still offering some limited roster relief. The move would make him ineligible for a minimum of six MLS league games. During the time Martinez is out, the club would have an extra senior roster spot to use. If he returns, the club would lose that extra roster spot.This move doesn't come with any additional budget help, but the club could spend whatever they could fit under the salary cap on that player.Remember: Atlanta acquired a base of $750,000 Targeted Allocation Money plus an additional $350,000 in incentives from D.C. United for Julian Gressel, as well as $1.05 million in allocation from Columbus Crew SC for Darlington Nagbe. They also received a transfer fee for Tito Villalba, up to $1 million of which can be converted into General Allocation Money.RecapStinger from Hyndman (up for goal of the week) and Barco both scored goalsWalker Zimmerman scored a goal off a set piece for NashvilleWhy didn't Willis (goalie) get a red card for those crazy two handballs at midfield?Blake talks about atmosphere brieflyBlake got score prediction right - 2-1MAN OF THE MATCH - Emerson HyndemanBeer of the Week (Terrapin)RecreationAle is specially formulated to accompany you on all of your adventures. Packing in just 99 calories so it won’t weigh you down, this full-flavored “LoCal” IPA will keep your feet moving on the trail of life.HOPS:Citra, Galaxy, Amarillo, Centennial, ZythosMALTS:2-row Pale, Victory, Crystal 25ABV 4.2% IBU 50Events at Terrapin Taproom this month: 'Tie Dye TuesdayTuesday March 31st 6:30pm – 8:30pmJoin us for this FREE EVENT! Come hang out with us and let your creativity show! We will be providing Terrapin T-Shirts for you to Tie Dye while supplies last. Enjoy some Fox Bros. Tacos & featured beer from the Terrapin ATL Brew Lab! Groovy baby, yeah!NewsMiggy scored for Newcastle and did the Dragonball-Z tribute to JosefBlock party for start of the season is FridaySECOND SELF - Carly from Second Self is spiking in the golden spike at Saturday’s game! Way to go Carly!Second Self will be setting up at the Terminus Legion tailgate in the Gulch, go say hey!March 5th 8-10PM: Cherith Fuller Comedy ShowSWEETWATER - Beer & Comedy EventBeer & Comedy Night is the longest running brewery show in the country! Hosted by Joe Pettis (Adult Swim) Admission is $12 at the door which includes your 1st two beers!STEADY HAND - has their one year anniversary party this Saturday starting at 1pm (perfect place to tailgate the game if you aren't feeling the Gulch)Food from Das BBQ, live music, raffles and exclusive beerCCLBreakdown of MLS and Liga MX teams playingWhat Club America looks likePreview (Cincinnati)FC Cincinnati is showing no injurieshttps://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2020-03-07-atlanta-united-fc-vs-fc-cincinnati/preview - MLS PreviewLost to the Red Bulls (away) 3-2 opening weekendDP’sAllan Cruz (Costa Rica, midfield)Yuya Kubo (Japan, forward)Jurgen Locadia (Netherlands, forward)Haris Medunjanin
51 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
NewsThere is a meet and greet with Spike the dog March 2nd (Atlantic Station Team Store). This is not a drill. Time to still be announced.Pity was named to the Concacaf team of the weekMLS is opening up this weekend, the first game for Atlanta United is against Nashville.For those going to the gameIt is going to be COLD (24, feels like 10) and this is an outdoor stadium so make sure to bundleWe will be there (first away game for Brit and Ben) so hit us up if you are going and know where the party is at before the gameFor those not traveling:Second Self is hosting a rocking watch party at their taproom. They are huge Atlanta United fans and you know this is going to be a rowdy place to watch the game with other fans. The Real Mexican Vittles Food Truck will be there for food and stuff.TerrapinBeer & Bingo – Every Wednesday night starting at 6:30 – Play Bingo, Drink Beer, Win Prizes! We’ll be giving out prizes for every round and there is no cost to play, plus get 20% off of delicious Fox Bros. Smoked Wings.Thursday Trivia – Get the crew together every Thursday for Trivia at the Terrapin Taproom. Free to play with prizes each round and lots of delicious beers from the Terrapin ATL Brew Lab!SweetwaterJoin us for our 7 week outdoor spring cornhole league at SweetWater Brewing Company on Wednesday nights!Season begins on Wednesday, March 18, but you must be registered by Monday, March 9!Injury ReportBello started practicing with the teamMatheus Rossetto is not available for selection for home CCL game and unlikely Nashville because of issues with his P1-Visa.Robinson and Castillo have still not been seen practicing with ATL UTD yetHairwatch!He did it, he changed his hair again. It is still blonde (with that blue streak peaking through) but this one reminds me of the beginning of 2018 Josef. Shaved sides, medium length blonde top.“If I don’t score, another guy may score. Then he plays. So, Martinez goes to the bench. That’s why I’m a striker, no? So, I have to score, no? If you no score, you no play.” - JosefPreview (Nashville)Music City is jumping on most Saturday nights, but it will be especially rocking at Nissan Stadium when Nashville SC play their inaugural MLS match against Atlanta United.One of two expansion sides to debut in 2020, Nashville SC made waves by acquiring 2019 Best XI center back Walker Zimmerman, who joins MLS veterans Dax McCarty and Anibal Godoy in the club's spine. Hany Mukhar will be tasked with being the offensive pulse, while Dom Badji, who has struggled to score consistently, will likely be the squad's No. 9 to start.
46 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Hair WatchNot sure how we didn't talk about this last week, Josef’s hair is Blue. Blue stead down the front and mostly blonde still. The David Spade.NewsAtlanta United is officially the first MLS team with 1M Twitter followers - speaking of Twitter, they announced they are finally going to have a Spanish twitter.Castleberry Hill Josef Martinez mural was done by a local artist. Go get your picture with itSince Tito and LGP have started playing with their new teams, they both have scoredThings happening at Breweries:TerrapinSunday, Feb 23 – Our 3rd Annual “Wake N Bake Off” at the Battery:This Sunday, Feb 23 1-4pm at the Terrapin Taproom at Truist ParkSample sweet and savory dishes from 15 local restaurants all made with Terrapin Wake N Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial StoutVote for your favorite and find out if Hector from El Super Pan will take home the Championship Belt again this yearListen to Live Music and enter to win great raffle prizes from the Braves, Terrapin Beer Co. and each participating restaurant!Tickets are $25 and all proceeds benefit the Atlanta Braves Foundation – Admission includes tastings from all 15 restaurants, your first beer, and a Terrapin Wake N Bake SnifterSteady Hand2/22 Gr8ful Dude and Friends Live (Saturday)First anniversary party Saturday March 7th (tailgate there before the first home game)SweetwaterFat Tuesday Crawfish Boil 5pm – 6pm – 7pm slots - single plates available for $15 or a table to feed at least 4 of you for $50CCL in 90 SecondsFirst leg for Atlanta (just score, we can break down further in recap)Leon vs LAFC - 2-0 Leon. LAFC certainly looked like they missed WalkermanCruz Azul won 2-1 on the road against PortmoreDeportivo Saprissa vs Montreal - Club America vs communication. And Tigres vs AlianzSeattle (vs Olimpia) and NYCFC (vs San Carlos) is scheduled for ThursdayInjury ReportUpdate on miles? (Quad strain) (labeled week to week)Bello still out with concussionCastillo out with rib injuryLooks like Mulraney and Rossetto should be good for Tuesday’s matchRecapFirst goal scored by Moreira, assisted by RB CrisantoRubillo Castillo early hamstring injury played most the game. Dove for a penalty no call.Josef scored and got a yellowEscobar yellow.Player of the game for Joe: BOTH GOLIES, Guz, Jonathan Rougier (ARG)Beer of the WeekSecond Self - Dad Made BreakfastTastes like delicious coffee9% - damnPerfect for morning EPL gamesComes in 16oz tall boysThursday: Throwback Thursdays (old school tastings)Feb 22nd: The Hoagie Shack Food TruckFeb 29th: Girl Scout Cookie Pairing (Round 2) (First one sold out so get tickets now!)Make sure to grab tickets to their Girl Scout cookie pairing night before they sell out!TacticsHow did our back line look without Miles?Where do Rossetto and Mulraney fit in if they are available?PreviewIf we draw 0-0 we win, 1-1 it goes to shootouts, if we tie anything above that they win.One player to highlight:Kevin Lopez created the first goal. #366 goals in 25caps for Mataqua 19-20.12 goals 18-19 season all comps.Honorable mention: Matias Galvaliz.(ARG)
56 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Players we lost:Andrew Carleton (on loan to Indy Eleven)Dion Peirera LGP (was 5th highest paid player on our team)In moving LGP(110) and Gressel (115), AU has now moved it two all-time appearance leaders -New club - Club Tijuana of Liga MXPogba Gressel AU acquired up to 1.1 Million in allocation money (S650k TAM in 2020 and $100k in 2021 - we can receive additional $350 TAM if he performsParkhurstJustin Meram - Salary too high for us to renewVasquezSuperdraft pick up from Nashville (traded to Cincinnati FC)Nagbe - traded to Columbus for $700,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, $150,000 in General Allocation Money and an international roster spot for the 2020 MLS season - The Crew will also pay Atlanta $200,000 in TAM for the 2021 MLS season and should Nagbe meet certain performance conditionsTito - wanted a guarantee for more playing time.Sold to Club Libertab (for reportedly 1.5 to 2 million)Mikey Ambrose (we didn't renew his contract and he was picked up by Miami)Inter Miami about to sign Pizarro from Monterrey He would join the onslaught of Liga MX players joining MLS this year.CBA Negotiations are done. Noteworthy changes below:Free agency age lowered (from 28 to 24 with 5 years of play)Senior player minimums increased to 109KDP rule changed slightly (2 unlimited $$, 1 only unlimited $$ if player is under 23 - making sure MLS is seen as a selling league as oppose to retirement league)Better player health and working conditions 401K increase to 4.25%Charter flight increase (mandatory 8 flights this year, increase to 16 by 2024)Increased travel per diemWe have a new sleeve sponsor - Piedmont HealthcareNew white and gold away jersey released - thoughts? (by the way, AU is the symbol for gold on the periodic table)Rumours of a third kit to high performing teams (aka Atlanta United) via The Athletic for next year. I would take a third kit.MLS in 90 Seconds:People who have left the league:ZlatanMinnesota boldly decided to dump their whole team and start over.Austin FC gets first jersey sponsor (Yeti)Zimmerman was traded from LAFC to Nashville for 1.25 Mil in allocation money (right before CCL too, ouch)Nashville is at a standstill with their mayor as he refused to move forward with the promised Nashville FC stadium. This is bad for the league, everyone should sign the petitionBWP is staying in the MLS and playing for LAFCNYCFC’s CCL game moved to Red Bull Arena (they are close to securing their own stadium in the Bronx)Inter Milan is suing MLS for trademark infringement, claiming that the term “Inter” is synonymous with its club and no one else. Inter Miami lost a key battle in the fight to keep its name which says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) dismissed one of the MLS club’s two arguments.MLS will appeal the decision, and likely lose. - Probably change their name to Flamingo and get sued by Brasil.Columbus made some good moves with Nagbe, Lucas Zelarayan and Vito Wormoor (NED)LAFC is still the team to beat. Virtually same roster plus new weapons like Uruguay U23 Francisco Ginella, Brian rod, Diego Palacios.Injury Report:Bello is going to be fine- head injury is not as serious as they originally thought and he should be back on the field playing relatively soonMiles Robinson was taking off early against Leones Negros - quad strain, hopefully back by CCL Beer of the Week:Sweetwater’s 23rd Anniversary Ale (foeder-aged sour IPA)“We are celebrating our 23rd anniversary by marrying two of our favorite styles featuring an out of this world dry hop. Notes of pineapple and tropical fruit dominate this light to medium bodied ale fit for every occasion. Strain Inane OG (mexican-style craft lager)Limited release (flowing starts Feb 2020), 5.6Sweetwater Events:DATE: Saturday, February 15thTIME: 2:00pm - 10:00pm at the breweryThey are giving away custom 420 and G13 skis at the party!A Full day of music featuring:- Arrested Development- B-Real- DumpstaphunkBEER: A fat stash of draft options from our cellar, a boatload of specialty brews, and all the weirdest and wildest from The Woodlands barrel aging facility.Debut of our 23rd Anniversary Ale, a foeder-aged sour IPA.FOOD: Our brand spankin new taproom will be open with a special Anniversary Party-perfect menu.And a bevy of food trucks featuring tasty options.TWO WAYS TO PARTY:General Admission: $19Enjoy all the music, buy the brews and food you want, and hang out all damn daySuper Heady VIP: $694 complimentary brewsPrimo viewing area for all the showsVIP restrooms & barDedicated VIP gate with unlimited re-entry' __________________________________________________Second Self Events: (pick two things to cover this week)Every Tuesday - $3Year Round Pints (Thai Wheat, ATaLe, Golden Blonde, Mole Porter, viKings of the South)Feb 14th: Valentine’s Dinner Pairing with Chef Telene (A multi-course menu playing homage to the love and diverse food culture available in West Midtown. Every course will be perfectly paired with a Second Self beer. Tickets are $65 per person. Limited spots available!) AND Bleeding Hearts Art Show_________________________________________________Steady Hand Events:FIRST Anniversary Party on 3/7 - mark your calendars NOWOffseason RecapFranco, Barco and Remedi have become permanent residents and no longer take up an international roster spotGuz has signed a contract extension through 2023 Players we’ve gained:Anton Walkes (Portsmouth) (age 22) (British)Adam Jahn (Transferred from Phoenix Rising FC - forward) (age 29)Brooks Lennon (came from RSL) (age 22) (American, yet to make the senior national team)Matheus Rossetto23 year old BrazilianComing from Club Atletico Paranaense (PR)Attacking midfielder (Nagbe replacement?)Edgar Castillo (defender, american, age 33)Castillo is an attacking left back - Castillo originally came to MLS in 2018 after winning multiple titles in Liga MX with Santos Laguna and TijuanaFernando MezaThe 29-year-old Argentine, who came up through the San Lorenzo ranks in his homeland, where he was teammates with Five Stripes winger Tito Villalba, is in his second stint with Necaxa with a stint at Chile’s Colo-Colo sandwiched between in more than a decade of professional experience.Jake Mulraney (age 23, irish, transfer from Scottish Premiership side Heart of Midlothian,64 appearances for Inverness over the course of two seasons, collecting three goals and six assists. In 52 appearances with Hearts, the 23-year-old had two goals and 10 assists.Luis Manuel Castro Uruguayan winger Manuel Castro on loan from Club Estudiantes de La Plata of Argentina’s Primera División. The loan will last through the end of June with a club option to extend to the end of the calendar year. Castro will occupy an international roster slot and will be added to the roster pending the receipt of his International Transfer CertificateSpike the dogTactics/CCL PreviewBest matchup: Leon vs LAFCPick a final 4: Tigres vs Sounders, Leon vs Atlanta United
40 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
S2, E37 (part II)
Part II of the season closer! We discuss the roaster player by player to see how our team might shape up next year. ATL Joe and Blake also go through possible European and Argentinian players that would be awesome to acquire in the off season to fit FdB’s style. Silly season is upon us!
46 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
S2, E37 (2019)
It’s a long two part episode… full of speculation. Part I of the season closer deals with the latest transfer news, CBA negotiations and what that could mean for the league and our personal accolades for “MVP”, “Most Improved”, “Most Disappointing” and as always… “Best Hair”
50 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
Join Blake and ATL Joe as they rejoice in our recent domination against Philly at homes, earning us another playoff game at home. How do we line up against Toronto? What needs to happen in the western conference for us to get a home field for the MLS Cup? Fine out in the episode 36.
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