Doug Roberson

Doug Roberson covers college sports and the Atlanta United, as well as the annual events in Atlanta, including the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the BB&T Atlanta Open, the Tour Championship, etc. Doug thinks he has one of the coolest jobs at the paper.

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Atlanta United 2 signs three players
 Atlanta United 2 signed three more players, the USL team announced on Sunday. Signed to the inaugural roster were goalkeeper Paul Christensen, defender Andrew Kendall-Moullin and midfielder Laurent Kissiedou, pending league and federation approval. Kendall-Moullin (San Antonio FC) and Kissiedou (Charleston Battery) made their professional...

Posted: 5 hours ago

Atlanta United 2 signed three more players, the USL team announced on Sunday. Signed to the inaugural roster were goalkeeper Paul Christensen, defender Andrew Kendall-Moullin and midfielder Laurent Kissiedou, pending league and federation approval. Kendall-Moullin (San Antonio FC) and Kissiedou (Charleston Battery) made their professional...
Columbus 3, Atlanta United 1: Five observations
 Things weren’t as bad as they may have seemed in Atlanta United’s 3-1 loss to Columbus on Saturday in the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston. Manager Gerardo Martino said there were more positives than negatives and pointed out that Columbus played them the same way, with the same eventual result, in last season’s...

Posted: 12 hours ago

Things weren’t as bad as they may have seemed in Atlanta United’s 3-1 loss to Columbus on Saturday in the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston. Manager Gerardo Martino said there were more positives than negatives and pointed out that Columbus played them the same way, with the same eventual result, in last season’s...
Atlanta United beaten by Columbus 
 Atlanta United’s first game in the Carolina Challenge Cup wasn’t peachy, as the Five Stripes, wearing their new secondary kits, were beaten by Columbus 3-1 on Saturday at MUSC Health Stadium. The Crew grabbed their lead on goals in the first half by Pedro Santos and an unbelievable chip by Cristian Martinez, and an own goal by...

Posted: a day ago

Atlanta United’s first game in the Carolina Challenge Cup wasn’t peachy, as the Five Stripes, wearing their new secondary kits, were beaten by Columbus 3-1 on Saturday at MUSC Health Stadium. The Crew grabbed their lead on goals in the first half by Pedro Santos and an unbelievable chip by Cristian Martinez, and an own goal by...
More good than bad in Atlanta United’s preseason loss
 Things weren’t as bad as they may have seemed in Atlanta United’s 3-1 loss to Columbus on Saturday in the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston. Manager Gerardo Martino said there were more positives than negatives and pointed out that Columbus played them the same way, with the same eventual result, in last season’s...

Posted: a day ago

Things weren’t as bad as they may have seemed in Atlanta United’s 3-1 loss to Columbus on Saturday in the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston. Manager Gerardo Martino said there were more positives than negatives and pointed out that Columbus played them the same way, with the same eventual result, in last season’s...
Atlanta United’s starting 11 vs. Columbus
 Atlanta United’s starting 11 for Saturday’s exhibition game against Columbus at MUSC Health Stadium: Goalkeeper Brad Guzan Right fullback Sal Zizzo Centerback Jeff Larentowicz Centerback Leandro Gonzalez Pirez Right fullback Mikey Ambrose, in for Greg Garza. He’s not injured. It’s just precautionary rest. Holding midfielder...

Posted: a day ago

Atlanta United’s starting 11 for Saturday’s exhibition game against Columbus at MUSC Health Stadium: Goalkeeper Brad Guzan Right fullback Sal Zizzo Centerback Jeff Larentowicz Centerback Leandro Gonzalez Pirez Right fullback Mikey Ambrose, in for Greg Garza. He’s not injured. It’s just precautionary rest. Holding midfielder...
Opening the Atlanta United mailbag
 Let’s open this week’s Atlanta United mailbag: Jay sent the following question: Q: Curious about your opinion on the "open" CDM slot behind Darlington Nagbe. With Jeff Larentowicz and Chris McCann we have two players that are able to play there. How concerned are you about Carlos Carmona not being replaced. At this...

Posted: 2 days ago

Let’s open this week’s Atlanta United mailbag: Jay sent the following question: Q: Curious about your opinion on the "open" CDM slot behind Darlington Nagbe. With Jeff Larentowicz and Chris McCann we have two players that are able to play there. How concerned are you about Carlos Carmona not being replaced. At this...
Atlanta United vs. Columbus: 5 things to consider
 Atlanta United will play its second exhibition game Saturday when it takes on Columbus in Charleston, S.C. It will be the second of four exhibition games the Five Stripes will play before they open the season March 3 at Houston. Atlanta United will play three games in total in Charleston. After Columbus, it will play Minnesota United on Feb...

Posted: 2 days ago

Atlanta United will play its second exhibition game Saturday when it takes on Columbus in Charleston, S.C. It will be the second of four exhibition games the Five Stripes will play before they open the season March 3 at Houston. Atlanta United will play three games in total in Charleston. After Columbus, it will play Minnesota United on Feb...
Atlanta United unveils alternate uniform
 Atlanta United unveiled its new secondary kit on Thursday at the team’s training center in Marietta. The jersey is primarily white and features peach on the shoulder stripes, the crest and the sponsor. The background of the jersey features panel shapes similar to what can be seen on some soccer balls, as well as the roof of Mercedes-Benz...

Posted: 3 days ago

Atlanta United unveiled its new secondary kit on Thursday at the team’s training center in Marietta. The jersey is primarily white and features peach on the shoulder stripes, the crest and the sponsor. The background of the jersey features panel shapes similar to what can be seen on some soccer balls, as well as the roof of Mercedes-Benz...
Egan to do Atlanta United TV play-by-play
 Kevin Egan will serve as Atlanta United television play-by-play announcer for the upcoming season. Egan served in the role for the first four games of last season, the first for Atlanta United.

Posted: 3 days ago

Kevin Egan will serve as Atlanta United television play-by-play announcer for the upcoming season. Egan served in the role for the first four games of last season, the first for Atlanta United.
Atlanta United reveals ‘King Peach’ alternate kit
 Though the secret was spilled weeks ago, Atlanta United unveiled its new secondary kit on Thursday at the team’s training center in Marietta. The jersey is primarily white and features peach on the shoulder stripes, the crest and the sponsor. The background of the jersey features panel shapes similar to what can be seen on some soccer...

Posted: 3 days ago

Though the secret was spilled weeks ago, Atlanta United unveiled its new secondary kit on Thursday at the team’s training center in Marietta. The jersey is primarily white and features peach on the shoulder stripes, the crest and the sponsor. The background of the jersey features panel shapes similar to what can be seen on some soccer...
Report: Bocanegra candidate for USMNT GM job; Under long-term contract with Atlanta United
 Carlos Bocanegra is reportedly a candidate for the general manager position of the U.S. men’s national team. However, Atlanta United president Darren Eales said on Thursday that his vice president and technical director is under a long-term contract with the club. That Bocanegra is a candidate for the general manager position for the...

Posted: 3 days ago

Carlos Bocanegra is reportedly a candidate for the general manager position of the U.S. men’s national team. However, Atlanta United president Darren Eales said on Thursday that his vice president and technical director is under a long-term contract with the club. That Bocanegra is a candidate for the general manager position for the...