KENNESAW, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - So, how does Atlanta United follow up a championship season? With another MLS Cup trophy that's how!
Atlanta United will have a target on their back, but that's life at the top of the heap right?
United opens the MLS regular season Sunday on the road in Washington, DC.
But first, they've got the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League against Club Sport Herediano Thursday night in Kennesaw.
They've got some work to do after losing 3-1 in the first leg against the Costa Rican team. But, win or lose, Julian Gressel says these extra games are helping the team learn the coaching techniques and expectations of new head Coach Frank de Boer.