Macon Soccer Club coach director offers opinion on Atlanta's MLS team

Adrian Juarez, director of coaching for the Macon Soccer Club, says soccer is catching up in America.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Soccer fans, rejoice!

In just three years, the state of Georgia will have its own Major League Soccer team.  Falcons' owner Arthur Blank made it official at an announcement Wednesday alongside the MLS commissioner.

The team will begin play in 2017 in the new stadium downtown. It will share that stadium with the Falcons.  In a state dominated by American football, the question is, how will the team fare?
We caught up with Adrian Juarez, director of coaching for the Macon Soccer Club.

"It's (soccer) catching up in America," Juarez says.  "I think the last couple of years, it's been growing a lot.  We have been seeing an increase in the number of players in this area in particular.  I also believe having a pro team is going to be even more important, because now people are going to have those elite soccer players right in their backyard."

As for the team's name and logo, Blank says that won't be announced until fans have a chance to offer their input. He did say the team's colors will be red and black, "with a little bit of" gold.
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