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Despite loss, #ATLUTD and Arthur Blank big winners in epic opening night

6 Mar

The final score from the pitch at Bobby Dodd stadium on the Ga Tech campus was NY Red Bull 2 Atlanta 1. But in every other way the Atlanta United Football Club (@ATLUTD) inaugural game was a huge success.

The game was a sellout. ‘Fan Village’ set up in front of historic Bobby Stadium was filled with a diverse group of fans in full party mode. Some fans waited as long as an hour to buy their official ATLUTD garb at the store in Atlantic Station. Is that the hum of the money machine we  hear?

Once again the genius of ‘Uncle Arthur’ Blank was displayed in another successful sports business endeavor. Hats off to him and ATLUTD for their smashing debut

(Goal by Yasef Asad pic above – AccessWDUN )

 

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Has Atlanta become THE spot for Major Sports Events

5 Mar

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Listen in as we broadcast Live from The Atlanta Sports Awards. It’s one of the many events to be here in the last 60 days. Others include Trumpet Awards, Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction, and the Legendary Awards. With these and more yet to come in 2015, one must consider the ‘A’ as a premiere destination for big Sports events. Click here to tune in on WIGO 1570, or hear on any mobile device via TuneIn Radio app.

Tim Howard takes over from Landon Donovan as Face of US Men’s Soccer

15 Jul

 

 

 

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The World Cup 2014 is in the books. Germany defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time. Germans are celebrating their championship. Americans also are celebrating their surprising advance to the 2nd round and a new hero…Tim Howard

Howard was the glue that held together the USMNT in their magical run. His play was at it’s most spectacular in the tourney ending loss to Belgium. His record setting # of saves in the 1st half kept the match from turning into a rout.

His daring, yet steady play has now elevated him at the end of his career to US Soccer Star

 

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