The story behind Atlanta United's Golden Spike | The Ritual

What do a famous rapper, a cancer survivor, and an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world have in common with Atlanta United?

They have all participated in the club’s Golden Spike ritual, which takes place at every home game, and doesn’t just build excitement leading up to kickoff, but also unites fans, players, and the entire stadium towards a single cause.

Discover the history behind the Golden Spike, how it all comes together on gameday, and about the people who bring it to life, ahead of Saturday's headline clash between Atlanta and the LA Galaxy (5 pm ET | FOX in US; MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada).

The Ritual is a new feature series that goes behind the stories of the most unique MLS matchday rituals and the ways in which they bring to life the culture of soccer in North America.


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