Atlanta tabbed for 22nd MLS team in 2017

Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris welcomed you to Atlanta in 2002, but in 2017 it will be Arthur Blank welcoming MLS to the ATL.

Commisioner Don Garber announced today that Atlanta Falcons owner has been awarded the 22nd franchise in MLS, which is scheduled to begin play three years from now when the Falcons' new downtown stadium in complete. 

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