Fan of the Season

Vote for This Season’s Ultimate Fan! 

This season, we’ve recognized 11 devoted Atlanta United supporters in search of the team’s number one fan. Now, it’s time for you to vote on who deserves the coveted title of Fan of the Season! Join us in selecting who you believe has the most dedication to this team and this community, and play a part in thanking them for inspiring us all to fan fearlessly.

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What Will Atlanta United's Ultimate Fan Win?

The winner will receive:

  • A meet and greet with goalkeeper Brad Guzan
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Atlanta United locker room at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Four tickets to the 2020 MLS Cup

What Will Atlanta United's Ultimate Fan Win?

The winner will receive:

  • A meet and greet with goalkeeper Brad Guzan
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Atlanta United locker room at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Four tickets to the 2020 MLS Cup

Choose the Fan of the Week

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Bryan Rodriguez

Fan of the Match: 4/27

Soccer has always been an important part of Bryan’s life. As a true Atlanta native born and bred, who grew up playing soccer in the suburbs, Bryan and his family were thrilled when the MLS brought the team to the city. It felt only natural to Bryan and his family to become founding fans for their city’s new team. Since the first match, Bryan has attended every home match, wearing the Five Stripes loud and proud. “The excitement that Atlanta United has brought to the sport and the city has been amazing to watch and I look forward to continuing to make memories with my children for years to come,” said Bryan.

Keli Miles Fan of the Month
Keli Miles

Fan of the Match: 5/8

Even from an early age, Keli has always been a huge fan of soccer. She says, “The moment they announced the MLS was heading to Atlanta, I was ecstatic!” Keli has since attended all but two games in the first two seasons, and admits that she and her son are bona fide super fans. She even got a part-time job at Mercedes-Benz Stadium just to make sure she doesn’t miss a game. “The energy in the stadium at every game is something I hope everyone gets to experience.”

Leann Adcock Fan of the Match
Leann Adcock

Fan of the Match: 5/12

Soccer is a household staple for Leann and her family. Not only is it their favorite pastime, but the entire family has participated in the sport whether from the stands or on the field. When the 5 Stripes are in battle, Leann and family are right there fighting with them — but with only two season tickets, they often draw straws to decide who goes. As a blended household, being super fans is the commonality that they all share. It’s a rarity for the entire family of nine to be in the same place at once, but Atlanta United matches are moments they are able spend together.

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Bridget Bryson

Fan of the Match: 5/29

Bridget came to the United States 30 years ago and thought she left her ‘football' behind. But 26 years or so later, she found herself in Atlanta, GA, where a new soccer team was announced. Since then, the highlights of her week include fun at watch parties, singing and dancing in the Supporters' Section and traveling to away game. Being a part of Resurgence and joining in Tifo painting and flag creation, as well as enjoying the tailgating in the Gulch, has given Bridget a family when her biological one is so far away.

“Standing and singing for the full 90, being 'rowdy and proud', being a 17, and doing what we do to help support and lift our team brings me so much pride and joy. Being an Atlanta United fan has brought excitement to life as I passionately cheer them on,” says Bridget.

Joseph Barron
Joseph Barron

Fan of the Match: 6/1

Joseph is a super fan who’s commitment to fandom extends beyond the support on field level. In addition to attending at least 10 home matches per season, he is the co-founder of the junior supporter group the Wooo Crooo. He is active on Facebook's fan pages, runs the Swag Table, and just launched his very own fan scarf the Hype Train ’19 featuring the 5 Stripes' 5 Pillars of Character. When asked what the five stripes mean to him, Joseph said, “When I see them, they stand for inclusion, commitment, and excellence. There is diversity, but a strong sense of belonging here in "the A." Not only do we share a common love of our team, but fans from "way down South" are proud to support such an exciting team!”

Jason Moorehead Fan of the Month
Jason Moorehead

Fan of the Match: 6/29

Jason has been a soccer fan since his youth, both as a player, referee and later when he started a 3-year old soccer league at the YMCA in Lawrenceville, GA. “Atlanta United is all about community and family to me. It’s a place I can bring my friends and family to enjoy the day. A place of no hate or bias,” says Jason. From the very beginning Jason has showed his dedication as an Atlanta United fan, making sacrifices to pay for season tickets and attend every home match.

Last season, he even hobbled his way to MBS for the semi-finals two weeks after a hip replacement surgery. Talk about dedication!

What do the five stripes mean to Jason? He says, “They encompass everything I feel a professional sports team should: teamwork, camaraderie, community outreach, fan interaction and winning play. They are all around the best in the business.”

Anthony Bassey
Anthony Bassey

Fan of the Match: 7/7

Anthony is a proud 15-year U.S. Army veteran currently serving. Anthony strongly believes Atlanta has longed for this type of fierce/aggressive fan base. “United fans are bold, proud, and take every opportunity to show support,” he says. He takes home matches as an opportunity to make it a family moment. Most recently, he made sure to take the opportunity to treat his father, an avid United fan who is a cancer survivor, to an exciting night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with the best soccer team in the nation.

What do the 5 stripes mean to Anthony? “In my opinion, they represent a ladder that we must continue to climb. Just remember to never look down or look back because our success lies in front of us when conquering our fears and greatest obstacles!” GO UNITED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lauren Montgomery FOTM
Lauren Montgomery

Fan of the Match: 7/17

Lauren and her husband have played soccer their whole lives. When they heard Atlanta was getting an MLS team, they immediately purchased season tickets, instinctively knowing they wanted to be there for the team at every match. “We never miss a game!” Lauren says proudly. “We got to travel with the team to LA last April and it was an amazing experience. We even made sure to schedule our wedding around the home schedule so we wouldn’t have to worry about missing one!”

Lauren is a 3rd grade teacher in Cherokee County. Her students know her as “Mrs. Five Stripes,” as any game day or sport themed day during spirit week, she has her game day attire on. “This team has done so much for us as far as showing their appreciation for our fan base, especially when my brother suddenly passed away a year ago. They were supportive and caring which you wouldn’t expect from a sports team. They sent us a team signed flag that hangs at every tailgate. We are forever grateful and forever super fans!” Special congratulations to Lauren and her husband who are expecting a new little Atlanta United fan in October 2019!

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Leann Walker

Fan of the Match: 7/21

Soccer has always been a huge part of Leann’s life. From smoke and glitter-filled tailgates, to waving flags and chanting in the supporters section, the culture that has been built in Atlanta has made it easy to intertwine into her everyday life. Getting to support this team, both at home and on the road, is one of her favorite things to do and share with her Resurgence Supporters Group family. “I leave each match with no voice and I wouldn’t change that for a second” says Leann. Since the moment the team was announced, ATLUTD has blown her expectations out of the water. Leann believes, “We have an amazing environment here and I love being a part of it and supporting our team!"

Marianna Thomas
Marianna Thomas

Match Date: 8/3

Atlanta United has become an integral part of Marianna’s life as she continues to make new friends among the amazing soccer community, especially since she joined Resurgence last summer. “I greatly appreciate the players, coaches, staff and everyone else who works for United and MBS who facilitate and encourage the community and family atmosphere we feel at every single game,” says Marianna.

She enjoys being an avid 5 stripes enthusiast and bringing the hype in the supporter’s section for 90 minutes in the form of waving flags and chanting. Marianna also loves tailgating with other supporters together as a family in The Gulch before home games, traveling to away games and volunteering with the Atlanta United Unified team as well as other community initiatives. “Atlanta United has reignited the soccer spark that was dimmed when I stopped playing soccer in 5th grade to focus on basketball,” Marianna says. “I am so thankful to have found a community and family within Atlanta United.”

Fan of the Match Paul Hill
Paul Hill

Fan of the Match: 8/11

Paul is not only a super fan of Atlanta United, but is also a fan who fearlessly serves and protects the team as a police officer when they train in Marietta. His unit has bonded and shares a love for the guys in the 5 stripes and they continue to cheer them on no matter if they’re watching live or catching the game after a shift.

“In my line of work, it’s difficult to find time to switch off my professional role and just be me,” Paul says. “In our busy lives, it’s hard to find moments to just relax and enjoy moments. The five stripes provides me with those moments when I can take a breath, enjoy a great match and create memories with my family and friends.” To Paul, the 5 stripes are his little moments of peace and happiness.

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