Report: MLS to add team in Atlanta


A Major League Soccer expansion franchise is coming to Atlanta.

An announcement is scheduled for April 16 in Atlanta, a person with knowledge of the situation said Sunday. The Atlanta team would become the 22nd franchise in MLS and would open play in 2017, which is also when the new $1 billion downtown stadium is scheduled to open.

The story goes on to report that Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has been pursuing a team in the pro soccer league. The stadium mentioned above is the new Falcons’ stadium. This would be the 22nd team in the MLS.

Currently, the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL play soccer in the Georgia capital.

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