Among the crowd at Arena Fonte Nova to watch the Americans’ World Cup knockout round match against Belgium was a familiar face to Atlanta sports enthusiasts.
MLS Atlanta Owner Arthur Blank and his family were in attendance to cheer on the U.S. Men’s National Team in their valiant effort against Belgium. In the spirit of this truly global game, Blank and his family took a moment to represent the legions of supporters and their new MLS franchise back in Atlanta.
In an email to MLS Atlanta Founder’s Club members, Blank paid homage to the overwhelming support his city has lent the sport.
“This World Cup has generated more excitement about the game of soccer than ever before,” Blank said. Our MLS Atlanta fans continue to show incredible passion and energy, representing in impressive numbers at our watch parties and events across the city. There is no denying that Atlanta is a true soccer town!”