The MLS preseason continued today with a hard fought first match in the Carolina Challenge Cup which finished in a 2-1 score line in favor of Columbus Crew SC over Atlanta United. Atlanta United head coach Tata Martino lined up his side with nearly the same personnel as the previous match vs.
"I love the way the technical staff is building the team. It's the way it should be done. You start off with kids and give them something to aspire for, to be hungry for. That's what soccer is about. You build a community base and the sky is the limit." -Donovan Ringo
"Growing up I always wished that Atlanta had a professional team. I think it's really important for young players to be able to go to games and see what the game looks like at the professional level." -Mark Bloom