Soccer Down Here
August 22 in Atlanta soccer history
1969: The Chiefs demolished the St. Louis Stars 5-2 at Atlanta Stadium in front of 4,194 fans. Kaizer Motaung scored twice, taking his NASL total on the season to 14. Emment Kapengwe also added a brace, along with Nick Papadakis finding the back of the net.
1971: Henry Largie's goal earned the Chiefs a 1-1 draw against the Washington Darts in front of 3,420 at Atlanta Stadium.
1980: After losing 15 in a row on the road, the Chiefs went to Rochester and defeated the Lancers 2-0. David Byrne and Keith Furphy scored for Atlanta, Lou Cioffi notched the clean cheet.
1982: The Georgia Generals defeated the Nashville Diamonds 3-0 in ASL play at DeKalb Memorial Stadium. Danny McNevin, Giulio Bernardi, and Kevin Fouser scored Georgia's goals.
1997: The Nashville Metros came to Roswell Stadium and defeated the host Ruckus 1-0 in front of 3,107 fans. Atlanta had a man advantage after the 33rd minute and had a penalty saved late in the match.
1998: A-League Atlanta finished up a back-to-back on the road, losing 2-0 in Charleston to the Battery.
2004: The Silverbacks lost 1-0 on the road to the Montreal Impact in A-League action.
2020: Pity Martinez scored his last two goals in an Atlanta United kit, leading a 2-0 win over Nashville in the first game back in the MLS season after the MLS is Back tournament. The win was also the first game in charge for Stephen Glass.
Kelly Cagle of the Atlanta Beat (2001-2002)
Bertrand Grell of the Atlanta Chiefs (1968)