Falcons owner Arthur Blank, left, and Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber shake hands after the official announcement of Atlanta's new team in April 2014.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank, left, and Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber shake hands after the official announcement of Atlanta’s new team in April 2014.

Sports Illustrated has leaked the name of Atlanta’s new soccer team: Atlanta United.

SI reports that the name will be introduced officially on July 7, along with a logo that’s thought to feature a prominent ‘A’ and the club’s red, yellow/gold and black colors.

Atlanta United will take the field in 2017 inside the $1.4 billion, 71,000-seat, retractable-roof stadium now under construction across the street from the Georgia Dome.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.