Doug Roberson

Atlanta United beat writer

Doug Roberson covers the Atlanta United and Major League Soccer. You can follow Doug on Twitter @DougRobersonAJC, on Facebook at Atlanta United News Now, and subscribe to his podcast, Southern Fried Soccer.

Latest from Doug Roberson

Atlanta United’s Escobar cleared for contact
 Atlanta United defender Franco Escobar has been cleared to fully participate in Atlanta United’s training sessions. He recently returned to training but hadn’t been cleared for contact. Escobar, 24, suffered a shoulder injury on the first day of training camp on Jan. 15. He has yet to play this season. Atlanta United will next...

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Atlanta United defender Franco Escobar has been cleared to fully participate in Atlanta United’s training sessions. He recently returned to training but hadn’t been cleared for contact. Escobar, 24, suffered a shoulder injury on the first day of training camp on Jan. 15. He has yet to play this season. Atlanta United will next...
Miles Robinson has been one of Atlanta United’s best players
 Miles Robinson has performed well enough that his Atlanta United teammates say he’s arguably been their best player through seven games. The centerback has faced some very skilled or very physical strikers this season, including Rogelio Funes-Mori, Dorlan Pabon and Aviles Hurtado of Monterrey, Wayne Rooney of D.C. United, Fanendo...

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Miles Robinson has performed well enough that his Atlanta United teammates say he’s arguably been their best player through seven games. The centerback has faced some very skilled or very physical strikers this season, including Rogelio Funes-Mori, Dorlan Pabon and Aviles Hurtado of Monterrey, Wayne Rooney of D.C. United, Fanendo...
Barco, Robinson among Atlanta United international youth call-ups
 Four Atlanta United players have received call-ups to international youth teams during the current FIFA window. Ezequiel Barco (Argentina U-20), Andrew Carleton (U.S. U-20), Wesly Decas (Honduras U-20) and Miles Robinson (U.S. U-23) will join their respective teams during the window from March 18-26.  Barco has eight appearances for...

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Four Atlanta United players have received call-ups to international youth teams during the current FIFA window. Ezequiel Barco (Argentina U-20), Andrew Carleton (U.S. U-20), Wesly Decas (Honduras U-20) and Miles Robinson (U.S. U-23) will join their respective teams during the window from March 18-26.  Barco has eight appearances for...
MLS Power Poll: Week 3 and there’s a new No. 1
   Because no one asked for it, I decided to bring back my weekly MLS Power Poll. Here are the results, which only take into account the results and not potential: Won at Chicago 4-2. This is opposite world for Seattle, which typically struggles in the beginning of the season. Drew at NYCFC 2-2. There’s no shame in drawing at NYCFC...

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  Because no one asked for it, I decided to bring back my weekly MLS Power Poll. Here are the results, which only take into account the results and not potential: Won at Chicago 4-2. This is opposite world for Seattle, which typically struggles in the beginning of the season. Drew at NYCFC 2-2. There’s no shame in drawing at NYCFC...
Atlanta United goes to work during break
 Confused and tired, Atlanta United’s manager and players hope that the international break will give the team a chance to rest and reset. Right now, the team is not playing like one that won the MLS Cup, nor does it yet look like it will be able to defend its title. “Frustration is certainly there,” goalkeeper Brad Guzan...

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Confused and tired, Atlanta United’s manager and players hope that the international break will give the team a chance to rest and reset. Right now, the team is not playing like one that won the MLS Cup, nor does it yet look like it will be able to defend its title. “Frustration is certainly there,” goalkeeper Brad Guzan...
MLS Week 3: My favorite goals
 It’s time for a new weekly feature: my favorite goals from MLS. Here we go:   The techniques by Wayne Rooney and Lucas Rodriguez of D.C. United make this a world-class goal. Rodriguez was reportedly of interest to Atlanta United a while ago.   The pass from Nicolas Lodeiro and Jordan Morris’ tenacity make this an outstanding...

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It’s time for a new weekly feature: my favorite goals from MLS. Here we go:   The techniques by Wayne Rooney and Lucas Rodriguez of D.C. United make this a world-class goal. Rodriguez was reportedly of interest to Atlanta United a while ago.   The pass from Nicolas Lodeiro and Jordan Morris’ tenacity make this an outstanding...
Atlanta United 1, Philadelphia 1: What was said
 What was said following Atlanta United’s 1-1 draw with Philadelphia on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The transcript was provided by Atlanta United.  On the team’s possession:  “I feel like we were finding some problems to really find our free man. Because (Philadelphia) was very organized, we couldn&rsquo...

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What was said following Atlanta United’s 1-1 draw with Philadelphia on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The transcript was provided by Atlanta United.  On the team’s possession:  “I feel like we were finding some problems to really find our free man. Because (Philadelphia) was very organized, we couldn&rsquo...
Player ratings: Atlanta United 1, Philadelphia 1
 Doug Roberson’s ratings for Atlanta United’s players from Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Philadelphia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 6: A few crosses went across his goal. ... Took a boot to the head in the first half but stayed in the game after being examined. Had a black eye and a bad cut above his left...

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Doug Roberson’s ratings for Atlanta United’s players from Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Philadelphia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 6: A few crosses went across his goal. ... Took a boot to the head in the first half but stayed in the game after being examined. Had a black eye and a bad cut above his left...
Southern Fried Soccer: Atlanta United 1, Philadelphia 1
 Doug Roberson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Jason Longshore of 92.9FM and SoccerDownHere.net discuss Atlanta United’s 1-1 draw with Philadelphia on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in this edition of Southern Fried Soccer. In this episode, they discuss Atlanta United’s formation changes, Ezequiel Barco, Miles Robinson...

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Doug Roberson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Jason Longshore of 92.9FM and SoccerDownHere.net discuss Atlanta United’s 1-1 draw with Philadelphia on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in this edition of Southern Fried Soccer. In this episode, they discuss Atlanta United’s formation changes, Ezequiel Barco, Miles Robinson...
Atlanta United again held to one goal in 1-1 draw with Union
 Ezequiel Barco’s goal in the 70th minute salvaged a point for Atlanta United in a lethargic 1-1 draw with Philadelphia on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Barco’s header, three minutes after he came into the game, offset a goal by Brenden Aaronson in the 47th minute. It also saved Atlanta some embarrassment because its offense...

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Ezequiel Barco’s goal in the 70th minute salvaged a point for Atlanta United in a lethargic 1-1 draw with Philadelphia on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Barco’s header, three minutes after he came into the game, offset a goal by Brenden Aaronson in the 47th minute. It also saved Atlanta some embarrassment because its offense...
Atlanta United’s starting 11 vs. Philadelphia
 Atlanta United’s starting 11 for Sunday’s MLS game against Philadelphia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Goalkeeper Brad Guzan Centerback Michael Parkhurst Centerback Miles Robinson Centerback Leandro Gonzalez Pirez Midfielder Eric Remedi Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz Midfielder Julian Gressel Midfielder Darlington Nagbe Midfielder Pity...

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Atlanta United’s starting 11 for Sunday’s MLS game against Philadelphia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Goalkeeper Brad Guzan Centerback Michael Parkhurst Centerback Miles Robinson Centerback Leandro Gonzalez Pirez Midfielder Eric Remedi Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz Midfielder Julian Gressel Midfielder Darlington Nagbe Midfielder Pity...