An American professional soccer club, Atlanta United FC, is based in Atlanta, Georgia. As a member of the league’s Eastern Conference, it also competes in the Major League Soccer (MLS). The recent winner of the MLS Cup is hence Atlanta United in 2018.
The club was found in 2014, however, it began its play as the MLS expansion team as the 22nd team in the league, in 2017. The club plays their home games at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and also shares it with the Atlanta Falcons, the city’s National Football League (NFL) franchise. Both the club owner is Arthur Blank, the co-founder of the Home Depot. Besides, the club also owns a reserve team, Atlanta United 2, which competes in the USL Championship (USLC).
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The club hence appointed a first head coach, Gerardo “Tata” Martino, and guided Atlanta to their first playoff appearance in the debut season of the team. Later they were able to secure the first trophy of the team in just the second season winning the MLS Cup 2018.
Atlanta has been able to gain the largest fan base in MLS, based on the regular-season attendance in 2018, and they also have set several league records for the highest single-match and average attendance. According to Forbes, it was estimated that the franchise was the most valuable in the league, worth more than $300 million, as of 2018.
As of July 17, 2019
1 Brad Guzan as Goalkeeper from the United States
2 Franco Escobar as Defender from Argentina
3 Michael Parkhurst as Defender from the United States
4 Florentin Pogba as Defender from Guinea
5 Leandro González Pírez as Defender from Argentina
6 Darlington Nagbe as Midfielder from the United States
7 Josef Martínez (DP) as a Forward from Venezuela
8 Ezequiel Barco (DP) as Midfielder from Argentina
10 Pity Martínez (DP) as Midfielder from Argentina
11 Eric Remedi as Midfielder from Argentina
12 Miles Robinson (GA) as Defender from the United States
13 Brendan Moore as Goalkeeper from the United States
14 Justin Meram as a Forward from Iraq
15 Héctor Villalba as a Forward from Paraguay
16 Emerson Hyndman (on loan from Bournemouth) as Midfielder from the United States
18 Jeff Larentowicz as Midfielder from the United States
19 Brandon Vazquez as a Forward from the United States
20 Brek Shea as Defender from the United States
21 George Bello (HG) as Defender from the United States
22 Mikey Ambrose as Defender from the United States
24 Julian Gressel as Midfielder from Germany
25 Alec Kann as Goalkeeper from the United States
27 Chris Goslin (HG) as Midfielder from the United States
28 Dion Pereira as Midfielder from England
29 Mo Adams (GA) as Midfielder from England
30 Andrew Carleton (HG) as Midfielder from the United States
32 Kevin Kratz as Midfielder from Germany