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August 21, 2019

I have long argued that Atlanta United’s ability to find insanely good value has been as important - if not more so - than their ability to splash cash for superstars. If Miguel Almiron and Josef Martinez is the axehead with which the Five Stripes cracked skulls open with, the TAM signings that liter the roster make up the long axe handle that generates the force that completes the weapon.

Atlanta found many of these gems such as Leandro Gonzalez Pirez or Franco Escobar in the offseason and they deserve as much credit f...

July 23, 2019

QUESTION

How many matches is “too many” for a regular season? How many matches is “too many” in light of the other domestic and international competitions that occur throughout the year? How many matches are too few?

ANSWER  

30 regular season matches is the bare minimum.  38 matches is the absolute maximum that our calendar could accommodate. 

This question does not require nearly as much discussion. (I can hear my readers’ sighs of relief).

With 30 teams, under the format I’ve suggested you would have conference...

July 6, 2019

One of the great clubs of Atlanta’s rich soccer history will be honored at Sunday’s Atlanta United match. The Datagraphic Soccer Club won the city’s second national championship in the sport and left a legacy of excellence on the field and a commitment to growing the game for all. 

George D. Baker founded the printing company Datagraphic, Incorporated in 1964 in Rochester, NY and opened an Atlanta plant in 1969. Baker moved to Atlanta in 1978 and soon after, he launched the amateur soccer club bearing the company’s name...

June 25, 2019

QUESTION 

Once we have our conferences established, what competitive structure should we implement? Do we want to keep playoffs? If so, how many teams do we allow into the playoff bracket? Speaking of playoff brackets, should we have two-leg or single-leg competition, and how long should the playoffs take?

ANSWER:     Split season similar to Liga MX, but modified.
ANSWER:     Yes, keep playoffs, and allow 16 teams to compete.

ANSWER:     Two-leg competition, with exception to the Final....

June 18, 2019

Of all the ESPN 30 for 30’s that could be made about American sports leagues, I think Major League Soccer would probably rank highest in the “feel good story” and the “most interesting” categories. Major League Soccer began play in 1996 with a meager 10 clubs, and a group of cautiously optimistic owners who recognized the perilous nature of investing in soccer in America. The NASL’s meteoric rise and collapse just twelve years earlier was still a fresh reminder that perhaps America wasn’t ready for soccer. The staying-...

April 16, 2019

Welcome back to the 4231. Where has it been? Don’t worry about about. It’s back now. That plot hole doesn’t exist. You know what does exist? MLS and all of its glory. Let’s get to work. 

4 Reactions From Last Week 

  • Seattle doesn’t give a damn about the plot either. They’ve been as predictable as a Scooby Doo episode over the last few years. Suck early. Figure it out/make a game changing addition. This year though? Nope. They're just going to win and outlast a once-again-terrifying Jozy Altidore. They have a claim to...

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