Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron was named Major League Soccer's Newcomer of the Year on Monday, the same day veteran forward Kenwyne Jones announced his retirement from soccer.
Almiron, 23, was a huge reason for expansion Atlanta's success in 2017 after his move from Argentine club Lanus in the summer, as he helped the club reach the postseason in its debut season.
The creative midfielder, who scored nine goals and added 14 assists, was part of a devastating attack under first-year coach...
ATLANTA -- Atlanta United is adding an expansion team in the second-division United Soccer League that will play at a suburban baseball stadium beginning in 2018.
The USL team will provide a nearby outlet for Atlanta United to loan out little-used players to get additional experience, while also serving as a pathway to the professional ranks for United's academy players.
The new squad will play its matches at 10,427-capacity Coolray Field, home of the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A farm team.
Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron had the top-selling jersey in Major League Soccer for the 2017 season.
Almiron enjoyed a stellar inaugural campaign in MLS, scoring nine goals and adding 14 assists, and fans in Atlanta and elsewhere took notice.
The ranking is based on overall retail sales of Adidas MLS jerseys on MLSstore.com from the start of the calendar year through the end of the regular season.
The 23-year-old, a finalist for the league's MVP and Newcomer of the Year awards, was not...
Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel was named Major League Soccer's 2017 Rookie of the Year on Wednesday.
Gressel, 23, was the runaway winner of the award, collecting over 50 percent of the total vote to beat out Minnesota United's Abu Danladi and the Philadelphia Union's Jack Elliott, who finished second and third, respectively.
MLS team technical staffs, members of the media and current MLS players voted for the award.
"It's a great honor, not just for me but for the whole club," said...