For Valentine’s Day, I got L tickets to our new favorite sports team: Atlanta United! Back when L was still in college, he used to drag me to UNC soccer games and I hated it! Now a few years later, I’m really getting into these MLS games. As a transplant, I still consider myself a Red Sox fan (and a forced Panthers fan), but don’t have any MLS affiliations. It’s fun to be able to cheer whole-heartedly for an Atlanta team! It was a great game to watch – the weather was awesome and at least Atlanta United scored the first goal…
I wore my shirt that L bought me for our last Atlanta United game. Since it’s definitely toasty, I paired it with some denim jeans and some sneakers – there’s lots of walking and standing involved with these games!
Sound off: do you cheer for your hometown teams or your new city teams?
Top: Dicks’ Sporting Goods L bought for me as a present recently (similar, similar)
Shorts: J. Crew Factory purchased three years ago for $60 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Adidas purchased three months ago for $60 (similar, similar)
To L’s delight, soccer is officially sweeping Atlanta! This is the inaugural season of our first soccer team: Atlanta United. Atlanta is considered a transplant city – many residents grew up in other cities with existing sports alliances. Within the city there’s not a huge sense of Atlanta sports fandom (however, wander just outside the perimeter and you’ll find a completely different story). Since so few cities even have a professional soccer team, everyone in the city is really rallying around ‘our’ team. When tickets were offered up at my office, I quickly snagged them!
Today we watched the game with some new Atlanta friends and it was SO MUCH FUN! Any opportunity to drink beer and yell loudly is a win in my book. Bonus points to the fire show every time there’s a goal.
L is already a huge soccer fan and he was so excited for the game he bought me this Atlanta United shirt! I’m counting it as not cheating for this challenge since I didn’t actually buy it 😉
Sound off: What’s your favorite sports team?
Atlanta United gear (here, here)
Jeans: LOFT purchased two years ago for $40 (similar, similar)