Atlanta might have a Designated Player problem if one of their stars doesn't complete a move to England, while two Mexico stars are in limbo in LA.
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"For me, this is my Barcelona or my Real Madrid. It's not about me being a star," Josef Martinez said about committing his future to Atlanta.
Frank de Boer has hailed the stability and structure of Atlanta United, something he says was missing during stints with Inter and Crystal Palace.
Expansion side FC Cincinnati selected UCLA midfielder Frankie Amaya No. 1 overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft on Friday.
The deal ends several months' worth of speculation that Martino would take over at Mexico following the conclusion of the MLS season.
The 6-foot-3 defender spent the last two seasons with the Vancouver Whitecaps, but did not have his contract option picked up for the 2019 season.
Frank de Boer had disastrous spells at Crystal Palace and Inter Milan, but his time at Ajax makes him an ideal candidate to lead Atlanta United.
Atlanta United announced on Sunday that it has named former Crystal Palace, Inter Milan and Ajax boss Frank de Boer as its next manager.
MLS champion Atlanta United re-signed captain Michael Parkhurst to a new contract on Friday.
Atlanta has officially been without a manager since Tata Martino stepped down after winning the 2018 MLS Cup 2-0 over the Portland Timbers.
Martino led Atlanta United to the MLS Cup in his second season in charge to become a legend in the city and is expected to be named Mexico's coach.
Right now, Atlanta United is on top of MLS. But with an offseason of change ahead, how will the champions replace their most influential characters?
In just its second season since entering MLS as an expansion team, Atlanta United won the championship with a 2-0 victory over Portland on Saturday.
The MLS expansion draft takes place on Tuesday ahead of Cincinnati joining the league, and clubs submitted lists of protected players on Monday.
The winger, who scored River Plate's third goal in Sunday's 3-1 Copa Libertadores second-leg win over Boca Juniors in Madrid.