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MLS W2W4: D.C. travels to Atlanta for battle of the Uniteds

ESPN's Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman discuss Seattle's quality and Atlanta's continued struggles to find consistency under Frank de Boer.

It's the most complicated time of the year for MLS teams, with the weather steamy, the transfer window open and nothing yet secure when it comes to playoff places. This week the intrigue kicks up just a small notch more with a United vs. United showdown in Atlanta, a chance for another United to prove their postseason bona-fides versus Real Salt Lake and the latest installment in Matias Almeyda's man-marking revolution in San Jose.

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Stars collide in Los Angeles as Galaxy face LAFC in first 2019 Trafico

The first El Trafico of 2019 is set for Friday night at Dignity Health Sports Park, reigniting Major League Soccer's newest, but perhaps most fascinating rivalry.

The game has everything you'd want out of a Tinseltown showdown: plenty of star power, some big story lines, and a host of intriguing subplots. One team is trying to stake its claim to soccer supremacy in Los Angeles, while the other is trying to claw back a bit of respect from its upstart neighbor.

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Gio slams Galaxy over injury, contract talks

Joe Corona talks to ESPN ahead of El Trafico and in particular, the heavyweights of Carlos Vela and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic talks through what MLS must do to get to an elite level and his burning desire to still perform to his maximum.
LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic says LAFC are making a lot of noise this season in MLS ahead of El Trafico.

Club America forward Giovani dos Santos slammed former club LA Galaxy and suggested his career could have ended due to injury concerns if he had stayed with the team.

Dos Santos left the Galaxy ahead of the current season after the club exercised its option to buy out the Mexico international's contract, leaving the 30-year-old's career in limbo, until he signed for Liga MX giant Las Aguilas earlier this month.

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