By RYAN TOLMICH
Major League Soccer’s Atlanta franchise may remain a few years away from taking the field, but the club is already moving towards announcing its official name.
The Atlanta Journal‑Constitution reported Monday that team owner Arthur Blank expects to unveil the team’s name before the Gold Cup semifinals are played at the Georgia Dome on July 22.
MLS announced the league’s expansion into Atlanta in April 2014. The team is set to play at the yet-to-be-named Atlanta Stadium, which the club will share with Blank’s NFL team, the Atlanta Falcons.
As of now, the Atlanta franchise, which hired former U.S. Men’s National Team captain Carlos Bocanegra as technical director in March, is expected to begin play in 2017.
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