The Atlanta Silverbacks will be playing in 2016. After ceasing operations in the NASL in January, it appears the club will merge together their senior and reserve sides and take the spot of the Atlanta Silverbacks B squad in the NPSL. Our good friends at Non League America let the world know on Monday:
It was no secret but we have been given official clearance to state the Atlanta Silverbacks will 100% be playing in the 2016 NPSL season.— NonLeagueAmerica (@NonLeagueUSA) February 23, 2016
It's been a long and tiresome year for Silverbacks supporters who waited months just to learn that no owners could be found for their beloved club and they would be folding up shop in the NASL. Now a few months later it seems as it there is a little light at the end of the tunnel with news that they'll be competing in the fourth-tier of American soccer this year.
The NPSL season kicks off in May and the Silverbacks will be in the South Atlantic division alongside the Carolina Railhawks U-23's and fellow Georgia side the Georgia Revolution.