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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.


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