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Atlanta United’s Path To Success And The MLS Cup

It’s only the second year Atlanta United has been a team, and now they're on the cusp of becoming Major League Soccer champions.
It’s only the second year Atlanta United has been a team, and now they're on the cusp of becoming Major League Soccer champions.
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This weekend Atlanta United will host the Portland Timbers in the Major League Soccer Cup at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

It’s only the second year Atlanta United has been a team, and now they’re on the cusp of becoming Major League Soccer champions. In their short existence, the club has also built a rabid fan base and keep breaking league attendance records.

Doug Roberson covers Atlanta United for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He joined Sam Whitehead on “Morning Edition” to talk about just what’s happening with soccer in Atlanta and to preview this weekend’s MLS Cup matchup.