ATLANTA - Thousands of people attended a parade to celebrate Atlanta United. The home team are national champions.
The parade for the MLS Champion winners began at 10 a.m. in downtown Atlanta.
The parade started at Baker Street and Peachtree Street and ended at the Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for a pep rally at noon.
The open-top bus parade traveled down Baker Street, Marietta Street, and Andrew Young International Boulevard.
Traffic Alert - Today at 10am the victory parade for Atlanta United will cause extra traffic and road closures. Watch for pedestrians on city streets. Slow Down and be Patient. Congratulations @ATLUTD! #gsp #gamccd #gacpd pic.twitter.com/XdiYFMm326— Georgia DPS (@ga_dps) December 10, 2018
All of the Atlanta United players, coaches, owner Arthur Blank, Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and governor Nathan Deal were in attendance.
The Five Stripes beat out the Portland Timbers 2-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in front of a record-setting crowd Saturday night.
“I'm so happy that we won. I'll definitely be in attendance for the parade,” said fan Charles Bennett.
We are the A... from way down south!— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) December 10, 2018
CELEBRATING UNITED: It's going to be chilly with the chance for some rain showers this morning through the parade and rally -- but I KNOW that's not going to keep United supporters away!
Livve coverage starts at 10. pic.twitter.com/It1prgW5P0
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