Belonging, Bandwagon Fandom and a Thief on a Cross

Cory Lebovitz

It is a special week in the Atlanta area. While my fellow UGA and Falcons fans find themselves whispering another, “maybe next year” there is a buzz in our city because of Atlanta United. In just a few days United will host (and hopefully bring home) the MLS Cup. Atlanta and its fans are hungry for a title.

I’ve been reflecting on this buzz around our newest Atlanta team. I am connected with a number of people who are “founding members”…which is a not so hipster way of declaring, “I was an ATL United fan before it was cool.” What I appreciate about some of these founding members and this soccer community is that they welcome in those of us who are newer soccer fans. They are happy to open the doors of the bandwagon and welcome us all in. They are just glad to win more people…

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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