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Good morning, first time posting on here but have been a long time reader and avid city fan. I moved over here to Atlanta back in 2002 to coach football (soccer) and have now made it my home. Some things to understand on how Atlanta United have made themselves the success they are this year: 1. The owner is Arthur Blank, he also owns the Atlanta Falcons and is the co-founder of Home Depot he has a ridiculous amount of money and genuinely wants his sports teams to succeed. 2. In regards to the Fan base in Atlanta it is very multi cultural so you have people living here from all over the world, the atmosphere in the stadium is unbelievable, 71,000 people in an allseater stadium standing and singing/chanting for 90 minutes 3. They were very smart in how they marketed the team and made it cheap for people to watch the games. 4. The players they have signed, they knew there was a big Hispanic/south american audience here, firstly they brought in the coach who is a South American and former Barcelona coach. Instead of doing what most MLS teams do and overspend on old players from Europe they did it differently. Yes they brought in Kenwyne Jones and Chris McCann but they got them green cards so it did not end up going against their overseas allocation. They then brought in 3-4 South Americans under the age of 25 who want to come and play for a famous coach from that region and know that they will play here and then get sold for a massive profit to European teams. 5. Soccer is the most played sport now in Georgia and a lot of the states around the US, American Football is declining over here, the biggest reason for the change is that the generation who played when they were young are now having kids and there kids are playing soccer rather than the normal American Sports. 6. As weird as this sounds they have some people going who have never played soccer but have grown up playing it on Fifa!! Hope this helps to answer some questions
Atlanta Red replied to Raging_Robin's topic in Football Chatme as well
Atlanta Red replied to Raging_Robin's topic in Football ChatHave a great picture. can hear the crowd noise no sound of commentary any help?