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1. Atlanta United signed Paul Pogba's older brother, Florentin Pogba, from Turkish club Genclerbirligi. Florentin Pogba, who plays internationally for Guinea, joins a corps of center backs in Atlanta that also includes captain Michael Parkhurst, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Jeff Larentowicz and Miles Robinson. The 28-year-old Pogba moved to Turkey a year ago from Ligue 1 club St. Etienne.

2. Teenager Guillermo Benitez is the third young Panamanian international to move on loan to the USL Championship for the 2019 season. Benitez, who recently debuted for the Canaleros against the USA, signed with ATL UTD 2, Atlanta United's second team, from Plaza Amador. He will join Ricardo Avila at Real Monarchs and Carlos Small at Rio Grande Valley FC. Saed Diaz, who played with Benitez for Panama at the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship, was transferred from Tauro FC to Bethlehem Steel.

3. Concacaf hired Wasserman Media Group executive Heidi Pellerano as its chief commercial officer to oversee business development and partnership marketing as well as the digital and broadcast departments. Pellerano, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico to Dominican parents, has more than 20 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industries. She served as executive vice president of brands at Wasserman, overseeing its strategic plan for expansion into Latin America.
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