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Can Soccer Succeed in Atlanta This Time? An MLS Official Weighs In

Mar 3, 2017

Atlanta United F.C. kicks off its first season of Major League Soccer on Sunday at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium, with a match against the New York Red Bulls.

In the past, Atlanta has had not one, but two, teams in America’s top soccer leagues. Both were called the Chiefs – the first Chiefs even won a title – but both fizzled out. So what makes us think the sport will take off this time around in Atlanta?

Denis O'Hayer put that question to Dan Courtemanche, executive vice president of communications for Major League Soccer, at the beginning of their conversation on "Morning Edition."