Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids have acquired Atlanta Silverbacks defender Chris Klute on a one-year loan. The agreement marks an incredible ascension through the ranks in 2012 for the Grand Prairie, Texas native, who started the season as a member of the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
MIAMI, Fla. (September 5, 2012) – The North American Soccer League (NASL) has announced a change in its regular season competitive format for the 2013 season. Beginning in 2013, the NASL’s regular season will feature two separate and distinct round-robin competitions with the winners of the each competition meeting in a single game on the weekend following the conclusion of the second competition. The winner of that match will claim the Soccer Bowl trophy as the NASL’s 2013 champions.
In the midst of an historic playing and coaching career, current Manchester City assistant manager Brian Kidd played for the Atlanta Chiefs. He scored 22 goals in his lone season with the Chiefs in 1981, following up an impressive run in English soccer, playing for the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, and Manchester City. This week, Kidd took time out of his busy Barclays English Premier League schedule to speak with atlantasilverbacks.com about his time in Atlanta.