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July 28 in Atlanta soccer history


  • 1968: Willie McIntosh's 4th goal of the NASL season wasn't enough as the Chiefs fell 2-1 at Atlanta Stadium to the Boston Beacons in front of 5,195 fans. Atlanta outshot Boston 17-12 but failed to hold the lead from McIntosh's 1st half goal.

  • 1979: In front of over 16,000 fans at Skelly Stadium, the Tulsa Roughnecks defeated the Chiefs 2-1. Jomo Sono's 4th goal of the season wasn't enough to overcome the Roughnecks. Roger Davies' winner for Tulsa came in the 76th minute.

  • 1996: The owner-less Ruckus went out west and were routed 5-0 by the Colorado Foxes in front of 2,163 at the Mile High Greyhound Park. It was the 9th straight A-League loss for the Ruckus.

  • 2001: The Silverbacks defeated the Long Island Rough Riders 5-2 at DeKalb Memorial Stadium with Iggy Moleka scoring twice for Atlanta.

  • 2007: Cruz Azul defeated the Silverbacks 2-1 in an international friendly played in front of a capacity crowd of 5,000+ at Silverbacks Park. Rodrigo Rios assisted on Martyn Lancaster's opening goal for Atlanta, but Cruz Azul came back to win on a second half goal.

  • 2018: Atlanta United took a 2-1 win at Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo. Josef Martinez scored 2 goals and ran his total to 5 goals in his last 2 matches, 6 in his last 3 matches.


  • 1996: The semifinals of the women's soccer tournament at the Olympics were played at Athens' Sanford Stadium in front of 64,196 fans. The USA defeated Norway 2-1 and China beat Brazil 3-2.

  • 2010: 1-1 draw played at the Georgia Dome between Club America and Manchester City in front of 33,000 fans.

(all photos from the Atlanta Constitution archives unless otherwise noted)

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