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Excitement builds for Atlanta United’s inaugural match

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Excitement builds for Atlanta United’s inaugural match

Faction founders, James Maggard, Spencer Barton, Mark Knipfer and Kevin Kinley. Photo provided to Atlanta Loop
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Faction founders, James Maggard, Spencer Barton, Mark Knipfer and Kevin Kinley. Photo provided to Atlanta Loop

Atlanta United, the city’s MLS soccer team, is having its debut game against the New York Red Bulls on March 5 at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd stadium, and fans have been waiting for this day for three years.

A sellout crowd of 51,000 is expected.

Kevin Kinley, one of the founders of The Faction – one of four supporter groups for the new soccer team – said his group is holding a tailgate behind The Varsity from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The group’s founders live in Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood, Kinley said.

To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here.

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