16 Facts About Atlanta United


Atlanta United FC, commonly known as Atlanta United, is an American professional soccer club based in Atlanta that competes in Major League Soccer as a member of the league's Eastern Conference.

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Atlanta United has set several league records for highest single-match and average attendance.

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At the time the team was announced, Atlanta United was the largest metropolitan area without an MLS franchise.

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Atlanta United clinched a berth in the playoffs, becoming the third MLS expansion team to do so in their inaugural season, by finishing tied for third place in the Eastern Conference; due to tiebreaking rules Atlanta United was seeded fourth.

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De Boer led the club to wins in both the US Open Cup and Campeones Cup, but after beating the New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union in the MLS Playoffs, Atlanta United were eliminated in the conference finals by Toronto FC.

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On July 18,2021, Atlanta United announced the firing of head coach Gabriel Heinze, after the team hit a club-record eight-game winless streak, with only two wins out of their first thirteen games of the 2021 MLS season.

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In February 2019, on the heels of the club's first MLS championship, Atlanta United unveiled a new primary kit for the upcoming 2019 season.

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On November 14,2017, Atlanta United announced that they would be launching a reserve team to compete in the United Soccer League, the second division of American soccer.

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Atlanta United operate a youth academy that competes in the United States Soccer Development Academy.

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Atlanta United has four officially recognized supporter groups: Terminus Legion, Resurgence, Footie Mob, and the Faction.

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On September 12,2017, Atlanta United announced that the team had sold more than 69,256 tickets for the September 16 match against Orlando City at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, breaking the league record for single-match attendance.

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Atlanta United finished the season with an average attendance of 48,200 for MLS regular season games, a number higher than that of multiple major clubs such as English sides Everton and Chelsea.

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Atlanta United broke the league record for average regular-season attendance again in 2018, breaking their 2017 record and becoming the first MLS team to average more than 50,000 in attendance with an average attendance of 53,002.

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On December 8,2018, Atlanta United won its first MLS Cup before a crowd of 73,019, the largest non-doubleheader crowd in league history.

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On February 10,2017, Atlanta United announced that the number 17 would be reserved for the fans.

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Atlanta United aims to recognize that from the very beginning, the fans, the city, and the people define the spirit and essence of this team.

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