Atlanta United FC

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Atlanta United
Full nameAtlanta United FC
Nickname(s)The Five Stripes
FoundedApril 16, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-04-16)
StadiumMercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Stadium
capacity
42,500
(expandable to 71,000,
standing room to at least 73,019)[1]
OwnerArthur Blank
PresidentDarren Eales
Head coachFrank de Boer
LeagueMajor League Soccer
2018Eastern Conference: 2nd
Overall: 2nd
Playoffs: Champions
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Atlanta United Football Club is an American soccer team from Atlanta, Georgia that plays in Major League Soccer as a member of the Western Conference since the 2017 season. The team was founded on April 16, 2014, and it is owned by the owner of the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL, Arthur Blank. The team's manager is Gerardo Martino. The team's colors are black, red and gold.[2] The team played their home games at the Bobby Dodd Stadium for the first 6 months but now they play at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium which was completed in August 2017.

References[change | change source]

  1. Roberson, Doug (December 9, 2018). "Atlanta United sets MLS Cup attendance record". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  2. "Black, red, gold & officially Atlanta United FC". thenewstribune.