As you all know by now, the MLS is coming to Atlanta in a couple of years. As some of you may know, I went to college down in Atlanta. A few months back when the whole MLS to Atlanta train started picking up a lot more steam, I started to get excited.
When the Beckham-franchise-to-Miami press conference Q+A got into further expansion and potential sites, I perked up when I heard some really favorable words which sounded like a team in AT was going to happen and going to happen soon.
Now that it is official, I’m going to double down on these tweets above that I posted back in December. This song along with a few more Atlanta anthems have been going on in my head all day today.
“Welcome to Atlanta, where the players play…..”
I have a special place in my heart for Atlanta, and I obviously have a special place in my heart for the game, so I think it only fitting that I and we, do my, and our, best to help the game succeed in the south. I’m going to start cooking up some ideas and see how the BP_TOW can get involved with this.
We love the expansion into the south to go with Miami’s squad and all the things that are going on down there.
The American south has a rich history in the game and some of the most passionate fans that we have in all of the United States. Youth soccer is big in places like Florida and Georgia and Tennessee and North Carolina and all over the south.
No need to bore you with stats and analysis because obviously the MLS has really smart people doing really smart things and they have researched the area a ton and wouldn’t just be going down there for no reason.
With an owner like Arthur Blank, who has done an INCREDIBLE job with the Atlanta Falcons, one can only imagine the kind of success that he is going to have with this new side. And he has been wanting to be in with the MLS for a while, like 8 years, a while. He wanted this … and a guy that wants a team that bad is going to do some great things with it. I’m excited to see what he has in store.
Anyways, I’m excited, its going to be a lot of fun, and I’m going to be spending a lot of time in the AT.