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Potential Revolution Jerseys For Atlanta United’s Darren Eales After Losing Super Bowl Bet

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The Atlanta Utd team president lost a friendly Super Bowl wager and now we're coming up with friendly suggestions on what his Revs jersey should say.

The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in a historic comeback victory in Super Bowl 51 last Sunday. The Revs wore Pats gear in preseason camp and after Patriots celebrated with a parade yesterday, at some point in the future Atlanta United's team president Darren Eales will have to pay up on a small wager.

Sean Johnson looking to lift NYCFC following offseason trade from Fire

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With the Jacksonville portion of pre-season completed, Sean Johnson could relax with his New York City FC teammates and soak in the the American tradition of Super Bowl Sunday.

Johnson grew up in Lilburn, Georgia and attended Brookwood High School, sharing notable alumni status with former Atlanta Falcons placekicker, Jason Elam.

Major League Soccer

Seahawks schedule should mean no football lines during regular season

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CenturyLink Field has a less crowded schedule than in previous years.

When the NFL released the schedule for their 2016 season Seattle Seahawks fans immediately looked at how many prime time games they had (5), how many 10 AM starts they have (2) and were pleased to see that they open at home against the LA Rams.

New MLS team Atlanta United FC reveal logo, branding and colors [VIDEO]

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MLS expansion team have unveiled their logo, branding and colors.

With a voiceover by Jon Champion, the video below provides a glimpse of what Atlanta United FC is all about, including shots of their stadium and what makes the MLS team so unique.

Plus, the logo, branding and colors are finally unveiled.

MLS Expands To Atlanta – Why?

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On Wednesday, Major League Soccer announced that Atlanta will be the league's 22nd team. The expansion team, which will begin play in the 2017 season, will be owned by Atlanta Falcons owner
Arthur Blank.

The team will play in new state-of-the-art retractable roof stadium in downtown Atlanta that will have will a 29,000 capacity.

Atlanta Awarded 22nd MLS side, Slated to Play in ’17

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Major League Soccerawarded its 22nd franchise to the city of Atlanta, where the league's latest expansion side will kick off its inaugural season in 2017.

On Wednesday, MLS commissioner Don Garber held a press conference in the city to announce the addition of the league's newest club, which will be owned by Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank.

MLS welcomes Atlanta as newest expansion franchise

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It's official: Atlanta has been awarded an expansion team in Major League Soccer.

Atlanta will begin play in 2017 as the 22nd franchise team in MLS. The team, not yet named, will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.

Blank agreed to pay $70 million as an expansion fee, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Watch the MLS expansion announcement in Atlanta

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Major League Soccer will be making a "major announcement" on Wednesday evening in Atlanta.

All signs point to Atlanta being named the league's latest expansion franchise and the league's 22nd club, with the future team being operated by Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank.

MLS Expansion: Atlanta Announcement Set For Wednesday

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We will get an official word this week about MLS coming to Atlanta. Last week invites were sent out to the press for an event for this Wednesday.

The event will be held at 5:00pm ET at the Ventanas rooftop event space on Baker St in downtown Atlanta. Alexi Lalas will also be in attendance.

Blank is set to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, the new Atlanta MLS franchise will also likely be housed in this building.

MLS Team In Atlanta Is a Smart Move For League and Atlanta Falcons

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All indications are that Atlanta will be officially named as Major League Soccer's newest franchise on Wednesday, and that Hotlanta, not Miami, will be the 22nd team in MLS.

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and MLS have scheduled a "major announcement" for Wednesday at 5pm in downtown Atlanta.

Report: Atlanta To Become Next MLS Expansion Club

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I always had a gut feeling this would end up happening. Many people assumed that when David Beckham had his announcement in Miami that they were being awarded the 22nd franchise in MLS. But they really were not. It was more of a gentleman's agreement thatifMiami gets a stadium in their downtown area, then they will be awarded an expansion club.

Atlanta Making Progress

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While all the talk this week had been about David Beckham and Miami's potential expansion club (remember, they gotta get that stadium!), their possible rivals to the north are making some progress as well.

Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay said on Thursday that attempts to 'woo Major League Soccer to the city' are moving right along.

Report: Falcons “far along in negotiations” for Atlanta MLS franchise

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The Atlanta Falcons seem dead set on bringing a Major League Soccer franchise to their city.

With 21 (22 with the expected expansion to Miami) of MLS' goal of 24 teams by the end of the decade already spoken for, the Falcons are angling for Atlanta to become one of the final two sites for an expansion side.

Falcons release more new stadium images, including MLS seating configuration

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The expansion noise in Atlanta just will not die down.

A week after the NFL's Atlanta Falcons released images of their new stadium that included one of a soccer field with the MLS logo clearly visible in the background, more pictures were dropped on Tuesday.

MLS Expansion: And Even More Atlanta Confirmation

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As if yesterday evening's post wasn't enough confirmation about Atlanta's MLS Expansion hopes, this report from Brian Straus at should really drive the point home.

Here is what Straus had to say about the matter:

Multiple sources have confirmed that the league and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank are deep into discussions that likely would result in an MLS club sharing a downtown stadium with the NFL franchise.

Major League Soccer Moves a Step Closer to Expanding to Atlanta: Nightly Soccer Report

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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is in significant discussions with Major League Soccer about bringing an expansion franchise to the city, according to a report tonight in theAtlanta Journal Constitutionnewspaper.

A new stadium is scheduled to be completed in 2017, and there are reports that the new Atlanta Falcon stadium could host a MLS team.

MLS in “significant discussions” to create expansion team in Atlanta

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Atlanta is looking more and more likely to be one of four sites that Major League Soccer plans to expand to by 2020.

A report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution states that billionaire owner Arthur Blank is in "significant discussions" with MLS and Don Garber to bring a new team to the capital city.

Expansion Thoughts

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Yesterday we posted a poll to determine what you think the best candidate destination would be for Major League Soccer's 20th team. The overwhelming winner was Minnesota, and although an e-mail and Twitter campaign may have significantly contributed to the success of the Twin City area, there are definite upsides to moving MLS up North.

February 9, 2011 – News Briefs

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*** Zinedine Zidane claims, in interview with sports daily L'Equip, that he backed Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid to help grow the sport in the Middle East. Zidane denied that his involvement was purely for the money. In fact, he claimed to have received no personal benefit at all, stating that the millions of Euros he received were distributed entirely to charities, such as the Zinedine Zidane Tahitian Beach House Foundation, and the Zinedine Zidane Center for the Furtherance of his Personal Automobile Collection.

Green Bay Packers

Calendario de trasmisiones NFL en México:: Trasmision Television

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Semana 1 Jueves 4 de septiembre Green Bay Packers @ Seattle Seahawks 7:30 pm ESPN Domingo 7 de septiembre New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons 12:00 pm Fox Sports New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins 12:00 pm Fox Sports Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steleers 12:00 pm Televisa San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys 3:25 pm Fox Sports Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3:25 pm Fox Sports / Televisa Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos 7:30 pm ESPN Lunes 8 de septiembre New York Giants @ Detroit Lions 6:10 pm ESPN San Diego Chargers @ Arizona Cardinals 9:20 pm ESPN
Semana 2 Jueves 11 de septiembre Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens 7:25 pm NFL Networks Domingo 14 de septiembre Dallas Cowboys @ Tennessee Titans 12:00 pm Fox Sports Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills 12:00 pm Fox Sports New England Patriots @ Minnesota Vikings 12:00 pm Televisa Seattle Seahawks @ San Diego Chargers 3:05 pm Fox Sports / Televisa Chicago Bears @ San Francisco 49ers 7:30 pm ESPN Lunes 15 de septiembre Philadelphia Eagles @ Indianapolis Colts 7:30 pm ESPN
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Giants provide reference point for success

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The New York Giants' Super Bowl victory can serve as a tremendous reference point for what a team has to be focused on to win a championship.

The Bleacher Report created a list of what teams (and specifically, the New York Knicks) can learn from the New York Giants:

* Defense wins Championships - Contrary to what everyone expected, Super Bowl XLVI was a low-scoring game.

Defense Rankings – 2011 Fantasy Football Rankings

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There are a handful of elite defenses available for the 2011 fantasy football season. If you can get one of the top defenses on this list, you will be very happy. However, past the first five or so teams on this list, there is a lot of uncertainty. Without further ado, here are our 2011 fantasy football rankings for defense.

2011 Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

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Production out of your fantasy football kickers can be pretty random. However, if you get quality kickers who play for a team with a quality offense, you can take some of that randomness out of the equation. Here are our kicker rankings for the 2011 fantasy football season.

1. Nate Kaeding, San Diego Chargers
The Chargers can move the ball on offense.

2011 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings

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While the wide receiving crop for the 2011 fantasy football season is a bit light up top, there are a ton of players with a lot of potential. Who will catch fire and be a fantasy football stud at the wide receiver position? Here are our top ten wide receivers for 2011 fantasy football:

1. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
He's the most talented wide receiver in the game.

Aaron Rodgers Destroys Matt Ryan

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The Green Bay Packers against the Atlanta Falcons was really Aaron Rodgers against Matt Ryan. These two rising star quarterbacks went head-to-head to decide who deserves superstar status. At the final whistle, Aaron Rodgers was the superstar and Matt Ryan was the goat.

Aaron Rodgers was 31-for-36 for 366 yards and three touchdowns as the Packers killed the Falcons, 48-21.

NFL Divisonal Playoffs Prediction

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This weekend, there will be a total of eight NFL teams in action. This year's divisonal playoffs promise to be fantastic. On Saturday, the Ravens play the Steelers and the Packers play the Falcons. On Sunday, the Seahawks travel to play the Bears and then the Jets try to slay the favored Patriots.

NFL Power Rankings - Headed into Week 17

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There is only one week left in the 2010 NFL regular season. We mostly know which teams will make it to the postseason. But which teams are the true Super Bowl contenders. Here's the EveryJoe NFL power rankings heading into Week 17 of the 2010 NFL season where we rank the ten best football teams in the league.

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Thursday Night NFL: It's All About Cam Newton

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Thursday is Cam Newton's night. It's his game to put a show on. He's without the pressure of a home crowd and can rally his teammates on the road, as the 3-3 Carolina Panthers visit the winless and troubled Tampa Bay Buccaneers, starting at 8:25 ET.

Cam has become the forgotten man among the elite NFL athletic quarterbacks.

Charles Johnson Re-Signs with Panthers

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The Carolina Panthers aren't known as big spenders. However, shortly after the NFL lockout was lifted, they inked Charles Johnson to a deal worth a reported $72 million. The defensive end was one of the most sought after players in free agency. Carolina, judging by the size of their offer, obviously wasn't interested in losing him.

Minnesota Vikings

7 Spectacular Non-Football Chokes

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It isn't often that you'll see a team throw away a three-goal lead in the second half as Chelsea did earlier this season in their 3-3 draw with Manchester United. But as wild as this English Premier League season has been, from 8-2, 1-6, 3-5, and beyond.

2011 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

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When it comes to winning a fantasy football championship, the running back position separates the men from the boys. If you can roll out three quality running backs on your fantasy football squad, you have a good chance to win each week. Here are our 2011 fantasy football running back rankings:


The Rest

Analyzing The Fans’ Experience Between NFL And England Matches At Wembley

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Wembley Stadium, London, England. The home of English soccer, having hosted England internationals, cup finals and promotion playoffs since the original Wembley opened in 1923. However, the stadium has recently become the home of a different type of football, American football, having hosted at least one NFL regular season game per season since 2007.

Is There One More Game Left for Candlestick Park?

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Hopefully, they didn't start taking out seats or ripping up anything.

Candlestick Park already had its grand celebration and tributes for its retirement during the San Francisco 49ers last regular season game versus the Atlanta Falcons a few weeks ago. It was a high profile game on national television for Sunday Night Football.

Phil Emery Hired as Bears GM

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The Chicago Bears have a new general manager but he's a familiar face. Phil Emery, who scouted for the Bears between 1998 and 2004, returns to Chicago as the team's general manager. Emery will replace Jerry Angelo, who was fired following a poor finish to the 2011 campaign.

When Emery was last in Chicago, the Bears drafted a handful of great layers including Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman and Mike Brown.

Michael Vick Injury Update – Fantasy Impact

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When fantasy football owners drafted Michael Vick, they had one main worry: Injuries. In Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles was forced to leave the game after suffering a concussion. In that instant, fantasy football owners around the world saw their worst fears come true.

Fabian Espindola Flipped Off, Directed F-Bombs Toward The Sons Of Ben At Half Time

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[Editor's note: While I cannot say that I heard the language that Espindola reportedly used, I was only a row up from where he flipped off fans. Despite my best efforts, no video or pictures are currently in my possession to use for this article. If any do come about I will update with them.]

At halftime of the Philadelphia Union's 1-1 draw on Saturday, frustrated Real Salt Lake striker Fabian Espindola lost his composure and made an unprofessional 'salute' to the Sons of Ben in the River End on his way to the away team locker room.

Falcons Draft Trade a Horrible One

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What were the Atlanta Falcons thinking? In the 2011 NFL Draft, the Falcons made a splash. But it wasn't a very good splash. It was more of a panic splash. To move up from pick 27 to pick 6, the Falcons gave up their first rounder this year, their second rounder this year, their fourth rounder this year, their first rounder next year and their fourth rounder next year.

Soccer and NFL Stars Unite To Celebrate Super Bowl At Sea With ESPN Caribbean

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ESPN cheerleaders aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas for ESPN Caribbean's Super Bowl At Sea cruise. Photo by The Gaffer.

There's something surreal about cruising through the Gulf Of Mexico with the mountains of western Cuba visible on the horizon to the east while deep inside the bowels of the ship there are a few thousand passengers watching the 2011 Super Bowl beamed live via satellite to a giant-sized screen inside the main theatre.

NFL Pro Bowl Rosters for AFC and NFC

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The NFL Pro Bowl rosters were announced on Tuesday for both the AFC and the NFC. While there are some definite snubs, the rosters make a lot of sense for the most part. New England's six Pro Bowl players led the AFC, while Atlanta's seven Pro Bowl players led the NFL. Here are the NFL Pro Bowl rosters:


Billy Cundiff, placekicker
(starter) Ray Lewis, inside/middle linebacker
(starter) Haloti Ngata, interior lineman
(starter) Ed Reed, free safety
Terrell Suggs, outside linebacker

(starter) Joe Thomas, tackle

Brandon Lloyd, wide receiver

Arian Foster, running back
(starter) Andre Johnson, wide receiver
(starter) Vonta Leach, fullback

(starter) Dwight Freeney, defensive end
Peyton Manning, quarterback
(starter) Robert Mathis, defensive end
(starter) Reggie Wayne, wide receiver

(starter) Maurice Jones-Drew, running back
Marcedes Lewis, tight end
Montell Owens, special teamer

Kansas City
Dwayne Bowe, wide receiver
Jamaal Charles, running back
Brian Waters, guard

(starter) Jake Long, tackle
(starter) Cameron Wake, outside linebacker

New England
(starter) Tom Brady, quarterback
(starter) Logan Mankins, guard
Jerod Mayo, inside/middle linebacker
Devin McCourty, cornerback
Brandon Meriweather, free safety
(starter) Vince Wilfork, interior lineman


Drew Brees Clutch as Saints Top Falcons

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Drew Brees made a couple of big mistakes in the fourth quarter. However, the quarterback of the New Orleans Saints was clutch to lead his team to a comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons. With the victory, the 11-4 Saints still have a chance to surpass the 12-3 Falcons and get the top seed in the NFC.