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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 01 / 15

#MLSAtlanta President & @SpursOfficial former director @DarrenEalesATL joins @ATLSpurs for the Capital One Cup #COYS ! pic.twitter.com/oHfmGmCP3b — MLS Atlanta (@MLSAtlanta2017) March 1, 2015

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