Spike Hitter: Davis Cobb

September 10, 2022 vs Toronto FC

Cancer survivor and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta patient Davis Cobb hit the Spike on September 10 vs Toronto FC. Davis was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma when he was nine years old 🎗️ and he's shown us how much it means to Unite And Conquer. Davis designed this year's Unite & Conquer Cancer scarf.

Spike Hitter: Joe Johnson

August 28, 2022 vs D.C. United

7-time NBA All-Star and former Atlanta Hawks basketball player, Joe Johnson, hit the Golden Spike after Sunday's must-win victory 3-2 vs D.C. United.

Spike Hitter: Dukes and Bell

August 17 2022 vs New York Red Bulls

Local Atlanta-based radio personalities Dukes and Bell hit the Golden Spike on Wednesday, August 17 in the match vs New York Red Bulls. They have a sports radio show on 92.9 FM The Game.

Spike Hitter: Darren Eales

August 6 2022 vs Seattle Sounders

Atlanta United's first president in history Darren Eales hit the Golden Spike on Saturday, August 6 in the team's victory 2-1 vs Seattle Sounders. Eales was president of the club from September 2014 to August 2022, is a two-time recipient of the MLS Executive of the Year Award, and 2019 World Football Summit Executive of the Year. August 6 is also Eales' birthday, and in the photo he's with his lovely wife Faith and their twins.

Spike Hitter: B.o.B.

July 24, 2022 vs Orlando City SC

Rapper and Decatur native B.o.B. kicked off Rivalry Week at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, July 17. Juanjo Purata scored his first career MLS goal and Atlanta United tied Orlando City SC 1-1.

Spike Hitter: Rotimi

July 13, 2022 vs Real Salt Lake

Actor and singer Rotimi brought the energy to a midweek match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Wednesday, July 13 for Atlanta United's meeting with Real Salt Lake. Atlanta beat the Western Conference side 2-1 behind a brace from Ronaldo Cisneros.

Spike Hitter: Jermaine Dupri

July 9, 2022 vs Austin FC

Legendary hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri, who was behind hits like Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together", for which he won a Grammy Award, and "Welcome to Atlanta" hit the Golden Spike on Saturday, July 9 for the match vs Austin FC.

Spike Hitter: David Banner

June 19, 2022 vs Inter Miami CF

Rapper and hip-hop producer David Banner hyped the more than 42 thousand fans up at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, June 19 for the match vs Inter Miami CF. Atlanta beat the South Florida team 2-0 with goals by Luiz Araújo and Josef Martínez.

Spike Hitters: Footie Kids

June 14, 2022 vs CF Pachuca | American Family Insurance Cup

For the American Family Insurance Cup, a Cup Designed by the 17s, was the perfect moment for the Footie Kids to hit the Spike. Fans voted online to select our Spike Hitter as well as many other aspect of the matchday experience, for the inaugural American Family Insurance Cup, where Atlanta United beat CF Pachuca, 3-2 with goals by Josef Martínez, Luiz Araújo and Dom Dwyer.

Spike Hitter: A.J. Terrell

May 28, 2022 vs Columbus Crew

Atlanta Falcons NFL player A.J. Terrell, born and raised in Atlanta, hit the Golden Spike on Saturday, May 27 in ATL UTD loss to Columbus Crew, 1-2 in a match that saw Dom Dwyer score a bicycle kick goal in the last minute, as the 5-Stripes pushed to tie the match. Born in Atlanta, Terrell played his college career for Clemson University and left before his senior year to be elegible for the NFL Draft 2020, where ultimately he was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round (16th overall).

Spike Hitter: Lindsay Droz

May 15, 2022 vs New England Revolution

U.S. Air Force Academy Graduate Colonel Lindsay Droz hit the Spike prior to kickoff on Sunday, May 15 as ATL UTD tied against New England Revolution, 2-2, in a very intense match with goals from Thiago Almada and Luiz Araújo. Droz is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and Base Commander at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. Her taking command marked the first time in the base's 80 year history where all four of its top commanders are women.

Spike Hitter: Maria Taylor

May 7, 2022 vs Chicago Fire FC

Sports reporter Maria Taylor hit the Golden Spike on Saturday, May 7 as ATL UTD beat Chicago Fire FC 4-1 behind a hat trick from Ronaldo Cisneros. A University of Georgia alum, Taylor has covered high-profile sporting events such as SEC football and the NBA Finals. She's currently a sportscaster for NBC Sports and recently covered the Tokyo Olympics.

Spike Hitter: George Lopez

April 16, 2022 vs FC Cincinnati

Comedian and actor George Lopez hit the Golden Spike on Saturday, April 16 as ATL UTD played FC Cincinnati to a 0-0 draw. Lopez's self-produced sitcom George Lopez ran on ABC for six seasons from 2002-07.

Spike Hitter: Omeretta The Great

March 13, 2022 vs Charlotte FC

Rapper Omeretta The Great, known for her song "Sorry Not Sorry" had the honor of hitting The Golden Spike on Sunday, March 13 as ATLUTD beat Charlotte FC, 2-1. Omeretta The Great was also a cast member on season 10 of VH1's Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta.

Spike Hitter: City of Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens

February 27, 2022 vs Sporting Kansas City

Atlanta United had the honor to host City of Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens to hit The Golden Spike on Sunday, February 27 as ATLUTD beat Sporting Kansas City, 3-1. Dickens assumed office in January 3, 2022.

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