SPECIAL REPORT: SOCCER IN THE “A”

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In this three-part special report, we delve into what’s happening with soccer in Atlanta. We take a look at the game in the A through the eye of influential people in the worlds of sneakers, art, music, and fashion. Soccer is reaching into areas in Atlanta that it never has before, and the culture that is growing in the city is something different than what has been seen up until this point in the US.

When you see soccer pitches at the metro station, hip-hop icons in the stands, 70,000+ fans in those stands, and a fan base that reflects what is arguably the “blackest city in America”; the soccer culture on and off the pitch in ATL is unique to the Dirty South. It is only fitting that the team took care of business and brought home the cup.

Special thanks to Wish ATL(Pat), Vera Zeigler, Mo Hairston Waka Flocka, Whoo Kid for taking the time to chat.

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REIGNING CHAMP’S CHAMPIONS PACK WITH TORONTO FC

Canadian-based premium athletic brand Reigning Champ will drop their monochromatic “MLS Cup Champions Pack” in collaboration with Toronto FC tomorrow, commemorating the team’s win in the 2017 MLS Cup last December over the Seattle Sounders. The words “Reigning Champ” and the clubs logo are proudly displayed across the chest. A star, with the number 17 inside, appears on various spots of each product. The design, kept rather simple, makes a bold statement.

Handcrafted in Canada and custom made for Toronto FC, Reigning Champs’ signature midweight terry and ring spun jersey complete the design. The pack released a black sweatshirt and jogger pants set, as well as two t-shirts—one black and one white, each sharply contrasted with clean colorways. Check out the pieces from the “MLS Cup Champions Pack” below.

Toronto FC starters Alex Bono, Jonathon Osario, Chris Mavinga, and Ashtone Morgan modeled the pack around Toronto’s BMO Field, home to the team’s championship win. The pack releases early Wednesday morning at 8 AM PST online at ReigningChamp.com and in Reigning Champ Flagship stores throughout Toronto.