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NASL's Atlanta Silverbacks halt operations for at least 2016

The Atlanta Silverbacks have closed their doors.

The Atlanta Silverbacks will halt operations for at least the 2016 season, the North American Soccer League has announced.

The club had been run by the second-tier NASL last season while the league searched for new ownership.

But the task has become increasingly more challenging as top-flight Major League Soccer prepares to bring in Atlanta United FC, owned by the NFL's Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, for the 2017 season.

"The goal all along has been to secure committed local ownership in Atlanta,...


Seattle Sounders finish U.S. Open Cup match vs. Portland with seven men

Seattle Sounders finished their U.S. Open Cup derby against the Portland Timbers with just seven players after three were sent off and one was injured after all substitutes had been used.

Portland won 3-1 after extra time late Tuesday in the fourth-round game, in which national team player Clint Dempsey was sent off for snatching the referee's notebook and tearing up the record of the game kept by the match official.

Seattle, the defending cup champion, was a goal down when defender Brad Evans was...