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Atlanta is a soccer town 50 years in the making

Atlanta's soccer scene has evolved over 50 years, starting with Braves executive Dick Cecil lobbying for professional soccer in the city.
Kelly O'Hara

It’s time pro women’s soccer teams felt the love

When a reporter in 2003 told Atlanta Beat coach Tom Stone that young girls in the metro area were crying because the team was shutting down, his was a caustic response. “If more of those girls’ parents had brought them to our games,” he said, “they wouldn’t be crying today.”

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