Unplayable pitches, goleadas, and more: The Rundown, July 24
by Jason Longshore Last night was one of the craziest nights in my soccer life. As we were preparing for our first Atlanta United 2 broadcast on 92.9 The Game, it was clear that there were some issues on the field and the referee crew was not comfortable with its condition. Lots of conversations and phone calls ensued for hours and a decision was not final before we went on the air at 7pm. In our first segment, the word came that the game was not going to be played in Kennesaw and would be moved to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground with an 8:30 start time.
Jarrett and I filled the time on 92.9 The Game while the next on-air host got to the stadium to start two hours early and then drove south to Marietta after breaking down our equipment. When we walked into the training ground and got to the balcony where we would be positioned, we had seven minutes before the start of the game. Somehow, we were able to get ready quickly enough to start the game and had to figure out the lineups on the fly. It then turned out to be a wild match with some great goals as Huntsville came back from 2-1 down to win 4-2. Thank you so much to everyone who found us last minute and joined us last night. It's a night that I definitely won't forget. In other news...
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