Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer explains the progress at Ajax

Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer has spoken about the principles which are offered at his former club Ajax. The Amsterdam outfit recently shocked the footballing fraternity with their stellar run to the Champions League semi-finals and Boer has credited the same to the work done through the academy.

Speaking in a press conference, De Boer revealed that he was initially a left-sided winger but the lack of attacking prowess meant that he settled into a defensive role, he said: “You see an attacker that doesn’t make it drop back, like me — I was a left winger. I came back in defence because I’m skilful to play, but I could also defend, and that makes me an Ajax player in that moment. We [Atlanta United] want to build up from that — like what Kansas City does.”
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Don Garber Said Real Salt Lake is an Ideal for Cities Wanting to Join the League

Around fifteen years back, at the time when RSL came into existence as the new expansion team in MLS, Don Garber, the commissioner had been taking care of his duties only six years. At the time he was hired, the team owners, that time the league was just 10-team league gave him the responsibility of stabilizing the league as well as growing it.

His first major step the next in this direction was RSL. In a recent interview, he shared everything about the league and this team, the commencement of club the Salt Lake City that developed into an MLS mainstay.
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ARE THE TEXAS TEAMS AS POPULAR AS THEY SHOULD?

The state of Texas anticipates anew MLS team in Austin in the near future, but the question is if somethingis missing in FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo.  Looking at both teams battle it out annually for an MLS result in the Texas Derby, but they aren’t just popular as they should be.

Long term performance hasn’t been a problem. Last campaign, FC Dallas finished fourth in the Western Conference, and Houston Dynamo didn’t fare as well in MLS but won the U.S. Open Cup. Infrastructure also isn’t the problem, FC Dallas plays in world-class Toyota Stadium, a 20,000-plus seat sports park that was opened in the year 2005. Another 20,000-plus seat stadium serves as Houston Dynamo’s home, which is the BBVA Compass Stadium opened in 2011.
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IBRAHIMOVIC NAMED MLS NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named the MLS Newcomer of the Year, beating former Manchester United teammate and DC United captain, Wayne Rooney to the prestigious award.

The award which is voted for by MLS managers, media and fellow players was given to the former Sweden international, following a successful debut campaign in the MLS which saw him register 22 goals and 10 assists in 27 appearances.
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ORLANDO CITY PART WAYS WITH BUDALIC

Orlando City board have made plans of a major revamp of the team’s management staff after recording their worst ever campaign in Major League Soccer history, starting from the top of the club as the club announced that it has parted ways with General Manager of Soccer Operations Niki Budalic.

Niki Budalic, a Canadian native, joined Orlando City in 2016 prior to the start of the season as assistant general manager, working under former president and club founder Phil Rawlins.
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