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Atlanta United FC Logo RevealedSP-Soccer Logo

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank’s Major League Soccer team now has a name, a logo and a Falcons-esque color scheme after an announcement celebration Tuesday, July 7.

Atlanta United FC will become the 22nd MLS team in 2017 when it begins play at the new Falcons stadium under construction downtown. United’s uniforms won’t be revealed until next year, but they will feature three team colors: black, victory red and gold.

The logo features a gold block A in front of black and red stripes within a black circle. The circle includes the team name.

“Tonight represents a milestone moment for our city, for our club and for soccer fans across the region,” Blank said at the celebration. “It’s the next step in the journey toward 2017 for Atlanta United, and we are ready to make our mark in MLS and in global soccer.”

 ADL Honors Slive

Former Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive received the 2015 Stuart Lewengrub Torch of Liberty Award from the Anti-Defamation League’s Southeast Region on Thursday, June 25, at the ADL’s annual Corporate Recognition Breakfast.

Slive was recognized for his efforts to enhance women’s athletics and increase diversity among coaches during his 13 years with the SEC. His retirement from the conference was effective this spring.

The ADL also presented its award for Corporate Partner of the Year to law firm Alston & Bird, whose support for the ADL includes adoption of a school for the Read4Respect program.