Atlanta United had beaten NY Red Bull 3-0 earlier this week in the MLS playoffs (semi-final) but they lost 1-0 last night away from home in the second leg.
But that means they have won the two-legged semi-final by an aggregate score of 3-1 and are through to the final.
That game will be played on December 8th – a week tomorrow – and it seems like Head of Recruitment Steve Nickson could be at that game.
Atlanta United will play the Portland Timbers.
Portland beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 on aggregate – they won away last night by that score after drawing the first game 0-0.
The Chronicle reported yesterday that Steve Nickson is likely to head to Atlanta next week to start negotiations for Miguel Almiron with his club and his agent.
Almiron (shown above) is also being eyed by some other Premier League clubs like Tottenham and Arsenal.
But it seems Newcastle are moving early to try to get Almiron signed permanently in January.
If the news is accurate, that would be so encouraging if we can get him signed, but he’s likely to cost at least £25M.
That would break our all-time transfer record of £17M when we signed Michael Owen from Real Madrid way back in August 2005.
Let’s hope we can break our transfer record in January.
Note: Three Newcastle fans are launching an unofficial children’s book – ABC with NUFC – this Friday.
The book is an A-Z of the great and the good of Newcastle United. They’re also launching a competition to win one of five copies of the book.
All you have to do is guess which trumpet playing former midfielder takes the letter Nn?
Here’s where you can try to win a book.