De Boer's side never looked right during the return-to-play tournament held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Atlanta lost to New York Red Bulls, Cincinnati and Columbus Crew, and the club failed to tally a single goal in the tournament.
With Atlanta eliminated from the MLS is Back tournament held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida, club president Darren Eales emailed season ticket holders about the third tier of an MLS season unlike any other.
Football is king in the south. I know it, you know it, we all know it, and honestly, a soccer team in Atlanta doesn’t sound like a fantastic idea. A city bathed with love for their Falcons, Braves, and Hawks; it was perceived that Atlanta United would be an afterthought.