Doug Roberson

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.

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Atlanta United 2, L.A. Galaxy 0: Five observations
 Maybe it was a defense that completely shut down Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the best goal scorers in soccer history. Maybe it was an offense that at one point had what was believed to be at least a 40-pass sequence in the first half. Maybe it was the way that Atlanta United seemed to toy with the Los Angeles Galaxy at times. Whatever the...

Posted: 2 days ago

Maybe it was a defense that completely shut down Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the best goal scorers in soccer history. Maybe it was an offense that at one point had what was believed to be at least a 40-pass sequence in the first half. Maybe it was the way that Atlanta United seemed to toy with the Los Angeles Galaxy at times. Whatever the...
Atlanta United 2, L.A. Galaxy 0: Player ratings
 My ratings for Atlanta United’s players from Saturday’s 2-0 win against the L.A. Galaxy at Stubhub Center: Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 7: Forced to stop just one shot, he nevertheless was pressed into action to scoop up a few through balls and crosses. His distribution was solid and he dealt with the aerial threats that were Zlatan...

Posted: 2 days ago

My ratings for Atlanta United’s players from Saturday’s 2-0 win against the L.A. Galaxy at Stubhub Center: Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 7: Forced to stop just one shot, he nevertheless was pressed into action to scoop up a few through balls and crosses. His distribution was solid and he dealt with the aerial threats that were Zlatan...
Atlanta United 2, L.A. Galaxy 0: Men of the match
 My choice for Atlanta United’s men of the match following Saturday’s 2-0 win against the L.A. Galaxy at Stubhub Center: Why? Really, it was possible to pick any player on Atlanta United from this game because they each did several things very well. But to stop the Galaxy, a team must stop Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is, really...

Posted: a day ago

My choice for Atlanta United’s men of the match following Saturday’s 2-0 win against the L.A. Galaxy at Stubhub Center: Why? Really, it was possible to pick any player on Atlanta United from this game because they each did several things very well. But to stop the Galaxy, a team must stop Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is, really...
Atlanta United 2, L.A. Galaxy 0: By the numbers
 A by-the-numbers look at Atlanta United’s 2-0 win against the L.A. Galaxy on Saturday at Stubhub Center: 0 Shots for L.A. Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who cut an exasperated figure in the second half. - 1st Start for Ezequiel Barco, who created four chances, had one shot and completed 86.8 percent of his passes. - 2 Misses...

Posted: a day ago

A by-the-numbers look at Atlanta United’s 2-0 win against the L.A. Galaxy on Saturday at Stubhub Center: 0 Shots for L.A. Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who cut an exasperated figure in the second half. - 1st Start for Ezequiel Barco, who created four chances, had one shot and completed 86.8 percent of his passes. - 2 Misses...
Southern Fried Soccer: Atlanta United 2, L.A. Galaxy 0
 In this episode of the podcast “Southern Fried Soccer,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Doug Roberson and Jason Longshore of 92.9FM and SoccerDownHere.com discuss Atlanta United’s 2-0 win against the L.A. Galaxy on Saturday at Stubhub Center. PREVIOUS EPISODES

Posted: a day ago

In this episode of the podcast “Southern Fried Soccer,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Doug Roberson and Jason Longshore of 92.9FM and SoccerDownHere.com discuss Atlanta United’s 2-0 win against the L.A. Galaxy on Saturday at Stubhub Center. PREVIOUS EPISODES
Atlanta United tops Galaxy, now unbeaten in 6
 Goals from Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron were enough to lift Atlanta United past Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the L.A. Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday at Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. Atlanta United (5-1-1) is unbeaten in its past six, with five wins, and will host Montreal on April 28 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Five Stripes have 16 points and...

Posted: 2 days ago

Goals from Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron were enough to lift Atlanta United past Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the L.A. Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday at Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. Atlanta United (5-1-1) is unbeaten in its past six, with five wins, and will host Montreal on April 28 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Five Stripes have 16 points and...
Atlanta United edges L.A. Galaxy
 Goals from Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron were enough to lift Atlanta United past Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the L.A. Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday at Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. Atlanta United (5-1-1) is unbeaten in its past six, with five wins, and will host Montreal on April 28 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Five Stripes have 16 points and...

Posted: 2 days ago

Goals from Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron were enough to lift Atlanta United past Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the L.A. Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday at Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. Atlanta United (5-1-1) is unbeaten in its past six, with five wins, and will host Montreal on April 28 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Five Stripes have 16 points and...
Barco gets first start for Atlanta United
 Atlanta United’s starting 11 for Saturday’s game against the L.A. Galaxy at Stubhub Center: Goalkeeper Brad Guzan Right wingback Julian Gressel Centerback  Leandro Gonzalez Pirez Centerback Michael Parkhurst Centerback Chris McCann Left wingback Greg Garza Defensive midfielder Jeff Larentowicz Midfielder Darlington Nagbe...

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Atlanta United’s starting 11 for Saturday’s game against the L.A. Galaxy at Stubhub Center: Goalkeeper Brad Guzan Right wingback Julian Gressel Centerback  Leandro Gonzalez Pirez Centerback Michael Parkhurst Centerback Chris McCann Left wingback Greg Garza Defensive midfielder Jeff Larentowicz Midfielder Darlington Nagbe...
Atlanta United entering Zlatan’s world
 Atlanta United will enter Zlatan World on Saturday when they take on the L.A. Galaxy at Stubhub Center. It’s a world dominated by  consistent winning, outrageous goals and a bragging that’s Muhammad Ali-like in that it’s entertaining and backed up with almost 500 goals for clubs and country and enough trophies and awards...

Posted: 3 days ago

Atlanta United will enter Zlatan World on Saturday when they take on the L.A. Galaxy at Stubhub Center. It’s a world dominated by consistent winning, outrageous goals and a bragging that’s Muhammad Ali-like in that it’s entertaining and backed up with almost 500 goals for clubs and country and enough trophies and awards...
Predicting Atlanta United’s 11 vs. L.A. Galaxy
 Will Ezequiel Barco be in Atlanta United’s (4-1-1) starting 11 for Saturday’s game against the L.A. Galaxy (3-2-1) at Stubhub Center? I thought Barco would be a starter last week when Atlanta United hosted NYCFC. Turns out, I was wrong. I’m nothing if not stubborn, so I’m going to again say that I think he will be...

Posted: 3 days ago

Will Ezequiel Barco be in Atlanta United’s (4-1-1) starting 11 for Saturday’s game against the L.A. Galaxy (3-2-1) at Stubhub Center? I thought Barco would be a starter last week when Atlanta United hosted NYCFC. Turns out, I was wrong. I’m nothing if not stubborn, so I’m going to again say that I think he will be...
Bocanegra takes on new task within U.S. Soccer
 Atlanta United Vice President Carlos Bocanegra has been appointed to lead one of two new committees within U.S. Soccer, the organization announced on Thursday. The committees are designed to improve efficiency and better serve members, according to the release from U.S. Soccer. Bocanegra, who made more than 100 appearances for the U.S. men&rsquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Atlanta United Vice President Carlos Bocanegra has been appointed to lead one of two new committees within U.S. Soccer, the organization announced on Thursday. The committees are designed to improve efficiency and better serve members, according to the release from U.S. Soccer. Bocanegra, who made more than 100 appearances for the U.S. men&rsquo...