Las Palmas
Real Sociedad
7:45 PM UTC
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VfL Wolfsburg
Werder Bremen
7:30 PM UTC
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Burton Albion
Blackburn Rovers
7:45 PM UTC
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Wolverhampton Wanderers
Birmingham City
7:45 PM UTC
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3:00 AM UTC Feb 25, 2017
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Melbourne City FC
Sydney FC
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Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix FC
ESPN3 6:35 AM UTC Feb 25, 2017
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2017/2018 Season

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2 Chicago 0 0 0 0
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How to build a roster from scratch

Major League Soccer

After heavy investment in attack, MLS teams are spending big in defense

Alejandro Moreno explains the importance of MLS teams balancing their attack with a strong defense.

You don't have to go back too far in Major League Soccer to see that high-priced signings were almost the exclusive purview of attacking players. It made sense. In a salary-cap league, that was where teams -- especially those willing to shell out money for the league's highest paid players -- could get the most bang for the buck. But this offseason, there has been a noticeable shift in where teams allocate their precious financial assets.

So far this preseason, based on releases of player signings...

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New Atlanta United FC captain Michael Parkhurst bullish on maiden season

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez discuss realistic expectations for Atlanta United in their first MLS season.

Michael Parkhurst has been named the first captain of Atlanta United FC by manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino in a video released on the club's website and Twitter account.

Parkhurst, 33, joined the expansion franchise ahead of its inaugural season in Major League Soccer on the heels of three years with Columbus Crew SC.

And the four-time MLS All Star says he...

Atlanta United FC has sold 40k of 55k seats for regular-season opener

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Gerardo Martino and Atlanta United FC could be playing in front of a sold-crowd in the club's first regular season game.

Atlanta United have sold more than 40,000 tickets for the club's first-ever regular season match against the New York Red Bulls on March 5, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Club president Darren Eales said that the team is on pace to sell out Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium, which can hold 55,000 fans. The venue will serve as Atlanta's home until Mercedes-Benz Stadium is completed this summer.

"We are going to go for it and look to sell it out," Eales told the AJC.


Lucy Rushton Q&A: The role of analytics in building Atlanta United FC

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez discuss realistic expectations for Atlanta United in their first MLS season.'s Andrew Wiebe chats with Darren Eales and Carlos Bocanegra ahead of Atlanta United's first season.
It's been an active day in Atlanta, with players coming in and moving out in the wake of Tuesday's MLS Expansion Draft. ...
ESPN FC's Sebastian Salazar speaks with Carlos Bocanegra concerning Atlanta United's recent acquisitions.

With the 2017 MLS season set to start in less than three weeks, Five Aside caught up with Lucy Rushton, Atlanta United FC's head of technical recruitment and performance analysis. Rushton is a key player in the development and formation of the Atlanta side that will debut in the league on March 5. With the unique challenge of assembling a roster from scratch, statistical analysis plays a determinant role in the club's first ever season. Here is our full conversation.

How do you go about adapting...