ATLANTA - Its the sport that is taking over metro Atlanta on Sunday, as Atlanta United faces off with D.C. United for the 2018 home opener.
The game is expected to have 70,000 fans attend, but could that number be even larger? One culture influencer says the answer is yes, and he's made it his mission to gain interest for the sport in the African American community.
This was an event hosted by his company, Black Arrow, called *Soccer in the Streets* and it was a 5-on-5 Street Soccer Tournament that took lace at the historic Five Points Marta Station Soccer Field Saturday.
The creator of the event says the mission is to highlight the black culture within soccer. He also hopes this event will allow black people around the world to create their own narratives within a sport that he says is a very important space.
His company, Black Arrow, plans to support they game on Sunday. They have already sold over 100 tickets in a reserved section at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Visit blackarrowfc.com for more details.