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On This Date in Atlanta Soccer History: September 7

1968: The Atlanta Chiefs clinched the Atlantic Division title with a 1-0 win at the District of Columbia Stadium (later renamed Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium) over the Washington Whips. Phil Woosnam, the player-manager, started the final game in his professional career. His cross found Graham Newton early in the second half for the game's only goal.

1998: In the last match of the A-League season and the first time the team played as the Atlanta Silverbacks, Atlanta defeated the U.S. Pro-40 squad 3-2 at Adams Stadium in front of 2,482 fans. Stilian Shiskov scored his sixth goal of the season, Jacenir Silva added his fourth, and Adam Boyer scored his first professional goal. Parkview High School graduate Josh Wolff scored for the Pro-40 squad.

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