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On the Mark

Hometown Hero Mark Bloom lives his dream with Atlanta United Head out to the local park on a Saturday morning, and you’ll find hordes of kids playing “the Beautiful Game.” Ask them what they want to be when they grow up, and many reply, “A soccer player.” This is especially true now that “Uncle” Arthur Blank has brought MLS soccer to Atlanta. It was a long wait (often filled with heartbreak for Atlanta sports fans at large), but Blank never lost sight of his near decade-long goal to bring big league soccer to town. For one Marietta...

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