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"Atlanta Phoenix" wins fan vote for Atlanta's MLS expansion team name | SIDELINE

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The Atlanta Phoenix — how does that sound to you?

Because to nearly 26 percent of Atlanta Business Chronicle readers, it's the best name suggested thus far for Major League Soccer 22nd team, which was announced two weeks ago.

In a poll conducted over the weekend, the Business Chronicle offered up a whole host of names for the club, brought to you by readers, fans and marketers alike.

Other top choices, according to the poll? Premier Atlanta (more than 15 percent) and Atlanta Blaze (nearly 12 percent).

"Phoenix" — referring to a bird, not the city in Arizona — would fall in line with the bird-named theme of Atlanta's Falcons (NFL) and Hawks (NBA).

If you think the fans' opinion on Atlanta's future team name isn't important, think again. Owner Arthur Blank stated emphatically at the introductory press conference that the city's fans will be consulted and have some say in choosing.

What say you, readers of MLSsoccer.com? Do you like "Atlanta Phoenix?" Do you like one of the other 50-plus names mentioned by the Business Chronicle? Do you have a better name yourself? If so, do share in the comments section below.