Doug Roberson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Past articles by Doug:

Southern Fried Soccer: Atlanta United 3, Charlotte 0

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In this episode of the podcast “Southern Fried Soccer,” host Doug Roberson analyzes Atlanta United’s 3-0 win Saturday against Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium. You’ll hear from manager Gonzalo Pineda, and players Caleb Wiley, who scored two goals and had an assist, Luiz Araujo, who scored a goal, and Brooks Lennon. Roberson also answers your questions about the MLS team. → Read More

Atlanta United looking for better defense and road play

Atlanta United wants its first shutout, and it wants to improve its road performance. It will get another chance at the first and its first chance this season at the second when it plays at Charlotte on Saturday. → Read More

Amir Abdur-Rahim credits his dad with helping Owls win ASUN

Amir Abdur-Rahim cried a little bit Sunday when talking about the role his deceased father has played in Kennesaw State’s rise from basketball obscurity to clinching its first spot in the NCAA Tournament. → Read More

5 observations from Atlanta United’s draw with Toronto

Here are five things learned from Atlanta United's 1-1 draw against Toronto on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. → Read More

Atlanta United’s Giorgos Giakoumakis trains with team for first team

Giorgos Giakoumakis will train with Atlanta United for the first time Friday after having his visa approved Thursday. → Read More

Thiago Almada magic saves Atlanta United

Atlanta United’s 2023 MLS season opener was saved by a bit of magic from Thiago Almada. → Read More

How to watch Atlanta United’s season-opening game

You will need Apple TV to watch Atlanta United’s season-opening game against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night. Game time is 7:30 p.m., and the game will be carried only on the streaming service. → Read More

Atlanta United’s roster, with player categories and contract lengths

Atlanta United released its roster for the beginning of the 2023 MLS season Friday, which was the deadline for each team to become roster compliant, per league rules. → Read More

Scouting report: Atlanta United vs. San Jose

Atlanta United will open its MLS season by hosting San Jose on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The game will be broadcast for free on the MLS channel on AppleTV-plus. You can sync the radio broadcast from 92.9 FM through the app. You can follow the coverage of Doug Roberson, who has covered the franchise since 2014, on twitter @DougRobersonAJC. → Read More

Atlanta United, Luiz Araujo ready to start anew

It’s a new season for Atlanta United, a new chance for Luiz Araujo. → Read More

Southern Fried Soccer: Previewing Atlanta United’s MLS season

In this episode of the podcast “Southern Fried Soccer,” host Doug Roberson previews Atlanta United’s MLS season. You’ll hear from club President Garth Lagerwey, manager Gonzalo Pineda, and players Luiz Araujo and Luis Abram. Roberson also answers your questions about the franchise. → Read More

Atlanta United will honor Anton Walkes on Saturday

Atlanta United will honor former player Anton Walkes in several ways before Saturday’s season-opening game against San Jose at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. → Read More

Scoring more goals is the goal for Atlanta United

It’s simple: A team can’t win if it doesn’t score goals ... and scoring and winning were problems for Atlanta United last season. → Read More

What was learned about Atlanta United vs. Toluca

Atlanta United’s fourth exhibition, a 4-3 loss to Toluca on Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, looked a lot like its first, at Chattanooga 2-1/2 weeks ago. → Read More

Atlanta United beaten by Toluca in exhibition

Atlanta United was beaten 4-3 by Toluca in Wednesday’s friendly at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. → Read More

Atlanta United unveils new primary kit

Five stripes are back on the kits of the Five Stripes. Atlanta United unveiled its new primary kit Wednesday ahead of the friendly against Toluca at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. → Read More

Southern Fried Soccer: Introducing Giorgos Giakoumakis

In this episode of the podcast “Southern Fried Soccer,” host Doug Roberson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shares his thoughts on Atlanta United’s → Read More

Giorgos Giakoumakis ready to start scoring for Atlanta United

Giorgos Giakoumakis, GG or Gio if you’d like, doesn’t shy away from pressure. → Read More

Ezequiel Barco no longer an Atlanta United player

A clause was hit in the loan agreement between Atlanta United and River Plate for Ezequiel Barco that resulted in the Argentinian club purchasing the player, Atlanta United President Garth Lagerwey said Friday. Barco will remain on loan from Atlanta United. The sale will take effect Jan. 1. → Read More

Atlanta United’s Pineda excited about new centerback Luis Abram

Atlanta United manager Gonzalo Pineda said on Monday that he is “very, very happy” with the acquisition of centerback Luis Abram. → Read More