Southern Soccer Roundup, Feb. 24

We’re back with a new roundup to get you ready for the weekend. Lots of news from around the South to cover:

  • Atlanta United announced that it has surpassed 30,000 season tickets sold for its inaugural season. Dirty South Soccer has the news. Check out Grant Wahl’s thoughts below:

  • Atlanta-based Turner Sports has acquired the rights to the UEFA Champions League in a surprising move. The last soccer on the Turner networks was the 1990 World Cup from Italy, the last World Cup to feature commercials inserted into the run of play. More on the bidding process and its twists and turns from Sports Business Daily.
  • The USL’s Charlotte Independence is getting in on the TV deals, signing a deal with CBS affiliate WCCB for 24 games. Get the details here. The Charlotte Post’s Queen City Football Chronicle has an update on the Independence’s preseason progress as they face their first opposition tomorrow.
  • The NASL’s Jacksonville Armada takes the field tomorrow against Flagler College at Patton Park.
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