Atlanta Silverbacks FC is a men's professional soccer club that competes in the North American Soccer League (NASL). Originally named the Atlanta Ruckus, the club was founded under the Silverbacks name in 1998. The team competed in the A-League until 2004 when they joined the USL First Division. The Silverbacks reached the USL Championship Game in 2007, but fell to the Seattle Sounders. After going on hiatus in 2009-2010, the Silverbacks returned to the professional field as members of the NASL in 2011. The club currently competes against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Carolina RailHawks, Minnesota United FC, San Antonio Scorpions, FC Edmonton, and the New York Cosmos. The Silverbacks were second in the league in attendance in 2012, selling out seven of 14 home games.
The club's majority owner is Traffic Sports, and has two local minority owners, Chairman Boris Jerkunica and Vice Chairman John Latham. The team plays its home games at Atlanta Silverbacks Park, which houses a 5000-seat stadium. The Silverbacks are currently coached by former Trinidad and Tobago international Brian Haynes, while U.S. Soccer legend Eric Wynalda serves as the team's technical director.
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