Atlanta is Major League Soccer’s 22nd Team
In between all the soccer being played, there were things happening off the field. This afternoon, Major League Soccer announced that Atlanta would join the league in 2017 as the 22nd team.
The league made the announcement at a festive rally, where members of the Terminus Legion, the city’s largest soccer supporters’ group, cheered their heads off. The team’s owner, Arthur Blank, sounded all the right notes, committing the team to listen to the fans, and promising that despite sharing a stadium with the NFL’s Falcons, which he also owns, the MLS team would never play on football lines — a particular pet peeve for many MLS fans.
The team’s site is up already, and can be seen here.