MLS

  • Atlanta United defeats Orlando City

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Atlanta United remained unbeaten against Orlando City with a 2-1 victory on Sunday. Goals from Josef Martinez and Ezequiel Barco in the first half were enough to improve the Five Stripes to 2-0-2 against the Lions in the beginnings of an MLS rivalry in front of...
  • MLS announces opponent, date for 2018 All-Star Game in Atlanta

    ATLANTA – Officials with Major League Soccer announced Thursday that Juventus will be the opponent in the 2018 MLS All-Star Game in Atlanta. It was also announced that the match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will take place on Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. “We welcome Juventus, one of the world’s iconic...
  • Atlanta United using preseason play to prepare for Year 2 in MLS

    ATLANTA – When Atlanta United kicked off its inaugural season in 2017, no one had the slightest clue that it would be a historic one – a season in which the team became the first MLS expansion team since Seattle in 2009 to qualify for the playoffs and to...
  • Ezequiel Barco joins Atlanta United in Orlando for practice

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Can we get Atlanta United’s season started already? All this talk of Atlanta United’s acquisition of 18-year-old phenomena Ezequiel Barco has many ready for their encore season. Barco arrived in training camp in the Orlando area Wednesday ready to rock. “It went well. A little tired...
  • Falcons expect fixes to new stadium’s roof for 2018 season

    ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons expect the retractable roof on Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be “fully operational” for the 2018 season and next year’s Super Bowl. Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay told The Associated Press on Wednesday he expects the team to have more open-air home games in...
  • Atlanta United becoming team MLS fans ‘love to hate’

    MARIETTA, Ga – As Atlanta United gets ready for their sophomore season, they know they’ll have a target on their backs. “I’ve been on the other side of it most of my career,” said defender Michael Parkhurst. “Looking at those teams, very envious, also jealous. Just, ‘man, you want...
  • Atlanta United breaks attendance marks!

    ATLANTA (AP) – Toronto FC set a Major League Soccer points record. Atlanta United broke a pair of attendance marks. Now, it’s on to the playoffs for both teams. Sebastian Giovinco scored his 16th goal of the season on a brilliant free kick in the 84th minute Sunday, giving...
  • 2018 MLS All-Star Game coming to Atlanta!

    ATLANTA – Atlanta will host the MLS All-Star game in 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday. A news conference has been scheduled for Monday at the stadium. You can watch the news conference LIVE on wsbtv.com and the official...