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Soccer City: 112,000 in ATL to watch soccer last week

This week there were five clubs from two countries playing in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, beginning on Wednesday with four English Premier League (EPL) clubs playing in the Premier League Summer Series, a tour across the United States involving EPL clubs at Major League Soccer and National Football League stadiums. On Saturday the Leagues Cup, a combined tournament involving Major League Soccer and Liga Mx, Mexico’s version of the Premier League, brought Cruzl Azul to Atlanta. Following a Cruz Azul goal in the 10th minute, blue smoke started billowing from a support section. This was a soccer atmosphere of the highest order and it was wonderful. Both Atlanta United and soccer fans in Atlanta can expect more of this passion and pageantry from the supporter sections when the world returns to downtown Atlanta in a couple years. The 1996 Summer Olympic Games might be the only honest comparison.

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