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On a chilly and wet Monday morning, fans took to downtown Atlanta to celebrate Atlanta United as the 2018 MLS Cup champions. Here's a photo gallery of what we saw along the parade route. (Feel free to chant along as you browse.)
The curse has been lifted. In just their second season, Atlanta United defeated the Portland Timbers 2-0 to bring home the MLS Cup. Just before the victory parade began Monday morning, we stepped outside our downtown office to speak to United fans about what the championship means to them and to the city.
Starting Saturday, soccer fans will take over Atlanta for our city's first time hosting Major League Soccer's All-Star Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where a roster of MLS players—including Atlanta United's Miguel Almirón, Ezequiel Barco, Brad Guzan, Josef Martínez, and Michael Parkhurst—take on Italian team Juventus.
Dance to throwback tunes at Venkman's, cheer on the Atlanta United, and see Zac Brown Band perform at Suntrust Park.
There’s few better times for soccer fans than World Cup season—and Atlanta soccer pubs and sports bars are joining in on the celebration.
Atlanta was recommended in the official bid submitted to FIFA to host the semi-final round of the 2026 World Cup. But it will be a long wait until we find out if we actually will host any games.
Despite getting knocked out during the Major League Soccer playoffs, Atlanta United FC did not disappoint in its inaugural season, ending with a 15-9-10 record. We talked to coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino about his first year and what to expect next season.
When Arthur Blank told his team he wanted Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be certified LEED Platinum, he recalled, “there was complete silence. Now sometimes silence, in a legal sense, can be construed as assent. In management, though, it could mean you’ve gone out of your mind.”
Eleven days from the Atlanta Falcons' pre-season opener, the team hosted an open house on Tuesday for the media at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Crews are still working to ready the stadium for its debut, but the turf is in, the lines are painted, and the restaurants are firing up their grills.