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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Saudi Arabia shock Messi and Argentina with 2-1 win in Group C opener

Garth Lagerwey leaves Seattle for Atlanta, Harry Kane to have scan of ankle ahead of USA game, and more in today’s links

Argentina v Saudi Arabia: Group C - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images

MLS News

Atlanta United names Garth Lagerwey as President and CEO
Lagerwey comes to Atlanta after a very successful run in Seattle where he led the Sounders to the 2022 Concacaf Champions League title earlier this year, as well as MLS Cup championships in 2019 and 2016 and made the MLS Cup final on two other occasions. His Sounders team also reached the Leagues Cup Final in 2021.

Crew trade Artur to Houston Dynamo for $350,000 in allocation money
Artur, 26 years old, played six seasons for the Crew, tallying two goals and nine assists in just under 11,000 minutes. He appeared in 138 games (124 starts) in MLS regular season play for the club. Artur helped the Black & Gold win the 2020 MLS Cup, as well as two additional playoff appearances.

Orlando City Signs Midfielder Felipe Martins
Martins, 32, spent last season with Austin FC, but had his contract option declined after making 28 appearances (five starts) and playing 718 minutes with one goal and three assists during the 2022 season.

Orlando finalizing deal to bring back Mauricio Pereyra
Not only bringing back Pereyra, but getting him back not on a DP contract is the biggest part of this news from Bogert. Opening up a new Designated Player spot is what Orlando City desperately needed to do to take the next step as a team.

2022 MLS Re-Entry Draft Stage 2: Which players were picked?
Those picked in Stage 2 do not necessarily have to sign with the club that selected them. When a player is selected, the drafting club is required to make a genuine offer to the player within seven days. If an agreement cannot be reached between the drafting club and the player, the drafting club will hold the Right of First Refusal for that player in MLS.

US Soccer News

England’s Harry Kane set for ankle scan on Wednesday
The 29-year-old was substituted with 14 minutes remaining of Monday’s 6-2 win over Iran after suffering a heavy tackle early in the second half and was pictured with strapping on his leg as he left the Khalifa International Stadium.

World Cup News

Saudi Arabia shocks Argentina, Ochoa shines in Mexico draw, and more
It only took until Matchday 3 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup for the first major shock of the group stage with Saudi Arabia stunning tournament contender Argentina.

France’s Lucas Hernandez could miss rest of World Cup with knee injury
Hernandez limped off the pitch after staying on the grass for a couple of minutes holding his knee after being beaten to the ball by Mathew Leckie, who delivered the cross for Craig Goodwin’s opening goal for Australia.

Rest of the World News

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Man United by ‘mutual agreement’
Ronaldo’s contract at Old Trafford was due to run until June, but United sought to cancel it early after the striker told Morgan the club had made “zero progress” since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and that he “doesn’t respect” Ten Hag.

Glazer family say they are open to selling Manchester United
If United were to be sold outright, the club would be expected to fetch a price far in excess of the £2.5 billion paid in May for Chelsea by a consortium fronted by L.A. Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly.