UNITED LOANEE ON TARGET FOR ATLANTA

Manchester United loanee Connor Stanley was on target for Atlanta United 2 for the first time this week since joining on loan in April. Stanley joined Atlanta United 2 from Premier League giants Manchester United on a six-month loan until November.

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Atlanta United 2 is the reserve team for MLS football outfit Atlanta United managed by former Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze. Retired Argentine national team star Heinzebecame the manager of MLS football club Atlanta United at the end of last year.
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MESSI SET FOR NEW BARCELONA DEAL

Lionel Messi is set to sign a new deal at Barcelona thus putting an end to rumours about his future at the club. This is according to the report from Catalan newspaper Sport.

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Messi has a few weeks left on his current contract and has been linked with some clubs in European football and mls football but it looks like the little magician would be staying at the Nou Camp beyond this summer.
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HOPEAU JOINS SAN ANTONIO ON LOAN

MLS football giants Seattle Sounders have loaned Shandon Hopeau to San Antonio FC. The official announcement was made by the club on Thursday.

 

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Seattle Sounders announced that the midfielder has been sent on loan to USL Championship outfit San Antonio FC for the entirety of the 2021 season. Hopeau is a Seattle Sounders FC Academy product and also a Tacoma defiance product. Hopeau made 80 appearances for Tacoma and eight appearances for MLS football club Seattle Sounders.
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NEWCASTLE INTERESTED IN YOUNG AMERICAN LEFT-BACK THIS JANUARY

Premier League outfit Newcastle United are reportedly interested in snapping up Chris Gloster from PSV Eindhoven’s youth system, according to ESPN. The Tyneside club have been somewhat busy in the January transfer window after confirming the capture of yet another youngster in the person of Jay Turner-Cooke. Jay was signed from the Sunderland youth team after it was confirmed that he would find opportunities to impress his boss hard to come by.

United States under-23 superstar Gloster who rose through the ranks at MLS side New York Red Bulls was a break-out star before leaving the club in search of greener pastures. The 20-year-old departed the United States and headed for the Netherlands after New York Red Bulls struck a deal with Eindhoven for his transfer.

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MLS FOOTBALL: NASHVILLE STUNS TORONTO FC

 

Nashville SC have stunned heavy favourites Toronto FC to seal a place in the Eastern Conference semi-finals of the MLS Cup playoffs as far as MLS football is concerned. Major League Soccer (MLS) football is at the semi-final stage and Nashville SC are one of the four teams from the Eastern Conference. There are four teams left bothin the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference.

Nashville SC were underdogs ahead of their game with Toronto FC but in the end, they were able to overcome the odds via a 1-0 away win over their Canadian opposition. The game played at the Pratt and Whitney Stadium in the East Hartford part of Connecticut was decided in extra time after the two teams played out a goalless draw at the end of full-time. Mexican striker Daniel Armando Rios scored after three second half minutes of extra time to send his team to the final four of the Eastern Conference. (more…)