Atlanta Silverbacks Schedule
In late spring and early summer soccer fans in the Atlanta area have plenty to be
excited about as the North American Soccer League season gets under way and the Atlanta Silverbacks look to move up the tables.
The history of the Silverbacks dates back to 1994 when they entered the APSL as the Atlanta Ruckus. The Silverbacks joined
the NASL in its inaugural season in 2009 but did not play in the league until 2010 after the league was sanctioned by the
United States Soccer Federation. In 2012 the team hired former US National Team star Eric Wynalda as a temporary head coach
and he began to lead the team to the top of the league standings immediately. The Silverbacks have exciting things in store
during the 2014 season and you will want to be a part of all of the thrills with tickets from StubHub.
There are plenty
of exciting Atlanta Silverbacks games at Atlanta Silverbacks Park to choose from during the 2014 season. One of the exciting
early games will take place on July 26th when Minnesota United FC comes to town. Minnesota is off to a great start this season
and the Silverbacks will be looking to beat them in a move to the top of the standings. On August 9th the Silverbacks will
have the chance to avenge their 2013 Soccer Bowl loss to the New York Cosmos in a huge rivalry game at Atlanta Silverbacks
Park. All of the best NASL teams will be coming to Atlanta this season including the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, the San Antonio
Scorpions, the Carolina Railhawks, the Ottawa Fury FC, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, FC Edmonton, and the Indy Eleven.
The Silverbacks really began to turn things around last season after Eric Wynalda stepped in as technical director
and hired Brian Haynes as head coach. The team won the Spring title and hosted the 2013 Soccer Bowl but fell to the New York
Cosmos in a 1-0 nail-biter. This year Wynalda has stepped back in as head coach and is looking to make sure that his squad
finishes with nothing short of a Soccer Bowl championship. It will not be easy for the Silverbacks as all of the other teams
in the league will be gunning for them, but Atlanta has the talent on its roster to play with anybody and potentially finish
the season at the top of the tables. A thrilling season is in store for the Atlanta Silverbacks and you will want to be there
right from the start so get tickets for all of the biggest matches from StubHub today!
are not many sporting events as exciting as seeing two elite soccer teams face off against one another. The players in the
NASL have grown up playing the sport that they love and are out there as much to increase the popularity of the sport in the
United States as to earn a win for their side and showcase their immense skills. Soccer is the world's most popular sport
and produces the most dedicated and fervent fans. One step into Atlanta Silverbacks Park when the Atlanta Silverbacks are
playing and you will understand what all of the buzz is about. Unrelenting action, otherworldly footwork, stunning slide tackles,
and mind blowing, acrobatic saves by goalkeepers will have you seeing exactly why soccer is referred to as "the beautiful
game." You will be chanting and singing along and barely even need to use your seat as move after move will have you jumping
up and cheering for the home team. By the time the referee blows the final whistle you will be anxiously awaiting the next
opportunity to attend an Atlanta Silverbacks game and will find yourself an NASL and soccer fan for life.
Silverbacks North American Soccer League
The North American Soccer League may seem familiar to long time soccer fans
despite forming in 2009 and not playing any official games until 2011. The league is named after an earlier soccer league
which played from 1968 to 1984. The Atlanta Silverbacks have been a member of the current NASL, which features teams in the
United States and Canada and is a member of CONCACAF, since its inception. Games against the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the Fort Lauderdale
Strikers, the New York Cosmos, and the Minnesota United FC provide excellent examples of just how much passion the players
of the NASL bring to the pitch each game. While the MLS gets more attention from the national media, the skill and intensity
on display during a top NASL match simply cannot be beat.
Up until late 1994 the Atlanta Silverbacks
were known as the Atlanta Magic and were slated to play in the American Professional Soccer League and were set to star former
all-time US National Soccer Team scoring leader Bruce Murray, but in November of that year the team agreed to play in the
USISL indoor league, changed their name to the Atlanta Ruckus, and made drastic lineup changes including losing Murray who
wanted to play outdoor.