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Recent articles by Doug:

Saying goodbye to Darren Eales, man of the Atlanta United people

Darren Eales’ last day in Atlanta United's Marietta offices is Monday. Some fans recall their cherished memories of him. → Read More

Andrew Gutman’s goal could spark Atlanta United’s season

It won’t be known for 11 more games, but there’s a chance that Andrew Gutman’s left foot saved Atlanta United’s season. → Read More

Andrew Gutman’s late goal lifts Atlanta United past Seattle

A blazing goal by Andrew Gutman in the 94th minute lifted Atlanta United to a 2-1 victory against Seattle on Saturday afternoon at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. → Read More

Atlanta United knows it needs three points from Seattle game Saturday

Atlanta United is starting to get some of its injured players back, giving manager Gonzalo Pineda quality in the lineup and choices that can be written in pencil instead of permanent ink, in case he changes his mind, which seems to be the case most of this season because those selected were among the last standing. → Read More

Info to know: Atlanta United vs. Seattle

Atlanta United (6-8-8) will play Seattle (9-11-2) in an MLS game Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:08 p.m. The game will be televised on ABC. → Read More

Carlos Bocanegra explains Atlanta United’s decisions in transfer window

Space under its salary cap was among the reasons that Atlanta United wasn’t more active during the transfer window that closed in MLS on Thursday, according to club vice president Carlos Bocanegra. → Read More

Atlanta United’s Rocco Rios Novo continuing to learn

An unexpected starter in Atlanta United’s goal, Rocco Rios Novo is trying to learn everything he can from the valuable minutes he’s playing. → Read More

Atlanta United knows one point is good but not enough

CHICAGO -- After Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Chicago, combined with Saturday’s other results in MLS, Atlanta United is four points behind the seventh and final playoff spot. The Five Stripes have played one less game than Cincinnati, the team holding the final spot above the playoff line, but three points for a win is less than the gap. → Read More

Atlanta United’s Santiago Sosa mostly pleased with start

CHICAGO -- Santiago Sosa said he thinks he performed well in his first start for Atlanta United in more than three months in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Chicago at Soldier Field. → Read More

Atlanta United plays Chicago to scoreless draw

CHICAGO -- Manager Gonzalo Pineda tried some different personnel combinations but Atlanta United finished the month of July with one victory in six games following a 0-0 draw with Chicago at Soldier Field on Saturday. → Read More

Info to know: Atlanta United at Chicago

Atlanta United (6-8-7) will play Chicago (7-10-5) in an MLS game Saturday. Kickoff is set for 5:08 p.m. The game will be televised on Bally Sports South. → Read More

AMBSE CEO Steve Cannon lays out plan for hiring Atlanta United’s next president

Atlanta United’s next president will be expected to annually strive for three things, according to Steve Cannon, CEO of Arthur M. Blank Sports and Entertainment, which owns the MLS club. → Read More

Atlanta United wants to create more chances early

Atlanta United leads MLS in key passes, but those chances created aren’t leading to goals. The team is atop the league with 233 key passes but is tied for 15th in goals scored with 29. → Read More

Atlanta United shut out by L.A. Galaxy

Atlanta United is back to doing many of the things that have exasperated many of its supporters and were on display in Sunday night’s 2-0 loss to the L.A. Galaxy in Carson, Calif. → Read More

Atlanta United has chance to show it’s back against L.A. Galaxy

After last week’s draw with Orlando, Atlanta United manager Gonzalo Pineda was so pleased with the team’s successful effort to rally and its play that he said that “the team is back.” → Read More

JuanJo Purata helping Atlanta United’s offense and defense

JuanJo Purata’s impact on Atlanta United since his inclusion in the starting lineup can be seen in its defense and, somewhat surprisingly, its offense. → Read More

Josef Martinez not in starting lineup for second consecutive game

It has happened only a handful of times when he’s been fully healthy, but Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez didn’t start for the second straight game when the team played to a 1-1 draw against Orlando Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. → Read More

Atlanta United reacts to Darren Eales leaving for Newcastle

Manager Gonzalo Pineda and other Atlanta United personnel reacted to President Darren Eales' upcoming departure. → Read More

Atlanta United ends homestand with draw against Orlando

Atlanta United ended a disappointing three-game homestand with a 1-1 draw against Orlando that started slowly but finished with excitement Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. → Read More

A timeline of Darren Eales’ legacy building Atlanta United

Among Darren Eales’ myriad accomplishments as Atlanta United’s first president, which includes that he helped guide the expansion franchise to three major trophies in its first three years, there is one that he may be the most proud of because he mentions it quite often. → Read More