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Right now, Atlanta United is on top of MLS. But with an offseason of change ahead, how will the champions replace their most influential characters?
In just its second season since entering MLS as an expansion team, Atlanta United won the championship with a 2-0 victory over Portland on Saturday.
The MLS expansion draft takes place on Tuesday ahead of Cincinnati joining the league, and clubs submitted lists of protected players on Monday.
The winger, who scored River Plate's third goal in Sunday's 3-1 Copa Libertadores second-leg win over Boca Juniors in Madrid.
After two plus decades of coming within touching distance of glory but falling short, Atlanta has a champion again in the form of Atlanta United.
"I told [Miguel Almiron] that he was going to make me a champion today, because I had never been a champion before so I want to thank him for that."
Portland has been an impressive road team throughout the playoffs, but it was beaten by a decidedly stronger Atlanta United at MLS Cup.
Josef Martinez was instrumental as Atlanta United secured the MLS Cup in just its second season on Saturday, defeating the Portland Timbers 2-0.
Atlanta United's Darlington Nagbe says there won't be any additional emotion involved when he faces his former team with MLS Cup on the line.
MLS Cup is upon is. Before Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers kick off MLS' marquee event, read all the stats and details from our experts.
"I think we're adopting the good part of that fandom without all of the violence," Atlanta United's Hector Villalba said about the team's fans.
"First I just want to say thank you to Atlanta for letting me participate from the very beginning in the birth of this new club," Martino said.
Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst says he is "100 percent" ready for Saturday's MLS Cup final against the Portland Timbers.
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