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December 1, 2019

Harry Mangurian pursued a NASL franchise for Atlanta, but pulled the plug on the endeavor when he was unable to acquire use of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Just a few days after it was revealed that Atlanta did not make the next list of potential cities for NASL expansion, it was announced that Mangurian would be launching a team in Memphis instead. Things looked bleak for the future of professional soccer in Atlanta, but American soccer often changed very quickly in the late 1970’s. Atlanta was in for a busy 12 mont...

November 18, 2019

“I simply don’t have enough time or enough smarts to operate a soccer team at this time.”

John Wilcox, then president of the Omni Group, made the final statement on the first era of professional soccer in Atlanta on October 5, 1973 (“Apollos Dropped” p4). The Atlanta Apollos had completed their first season in existence nearly two months earlier, drawing 2-2 with the Toronto Metros in front of just over two thousand fans at Georgia Tech’s Grant Field. 

The Apollos picked up where the first professional soccer team left o...

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