United on forefront of soccer growth in America

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
August 14, 2019 - 6:31 am

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Atlanta United, after winning the MLS Cup last season, opens up trophy season Wednesday in the Campeones Cup against Liga MX's Club America.

It's United's first shot at one of the four trophies they can still take home this year (U.S. Open Cup, Eastern Conference Champions, and MLS Cup Champions)

John Fricke and Hugh Douglas chat about how at first they weren't into tonight's game and the U.S. Open Cup but now they want to fill up the trophy case. They discuss the possibility of United winning both the Campeones Cup and the U.S. Open Cup by the end of the month of August.

"To have three trophies in your case in three years is pretty impressive. I would be okay with that," says Hugh Douglas. "You talk about milestone moment, three trophies since your inception, that's pretty impressive.

"This is a legacy builder. This is Arthur Blank's legacy. When you look down the line 30 years from now and you talk about how soccer has caught on in America, they're going to point to Atlanta United as one of the seed teams that helped grow the game of soccer."