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This Week in Atlanta Soccer History: September 21-27

September 21, 1968- The Atlanta Chiefs open the North American Soccer League finals with a 0-0 draw against the San Diego Toros at Balboa Stadium in San Diego. 9,360 fans were in attendance. The second match in the series will be in Atlanta on September 28th.

September 23, 1985- DeKalb County announces that it is working on building more soccer fields to accommodate the 800+ kids playing organized soccer in the Stone Mountain and Tucker areas.

September 23, 2007- The Atlanta Silverbacks advance to the USL First Division championship game after overcoming the Portland Timbers on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the second match of their semifinal series. Angel Rivillo, Macoumba Kandji, and Warren Ukah converted their attempts for Atlanta. Goalkeeper Ryan McIntosh saved Lawrence Olum's attempt.

September 27, 1914- The Atlanta Constitution reports that the Forrest Avenue (now Ralph McGill Blvd.) School's 7th grade boys have organized a "soccer ball team." The paper reports that the boys hope that the team is as good as last year's team.