Parkhurst back at practice Wednesday ahead of MLS Cup

Wendy Adams
December 05, 2018 - 9:57 am

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Atlanta United will take on Portland Trailblazers in the MLS Cup Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday.

United advanced to the Cup game after a 3-1 aggregate over NY Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference Championship. But fans got a little bit of a scare after team captain Michael Parkhurst jammed his ankle late in Leg 2.

Parkhurst joined The Morning Show with John Fricke and Hugh Douglas on Wednesday and said he's "feeling good" after taking a couple of days off:

Atlanta supporters have shown up in droves this season with well over 1 million in attendance over the course of the year. But how will fans top a full stadium Tifo like the one during Leg 1 of the Eastern Conference Final?

Parkhurst said coming off that atmosphere, he's not sure what to expect on an even grander stage for United fans.

As far as the MLS Cup goes, in what would be Atlanta United's first trophy in franchise history, Parkhurst talked about how special it would be to win this one in particular.

So let's do this Atlanta United fans! We gon' shine!