For two seasons, forward Matt Horth was one of the faces of the Atlanta Silverbacks, scoring the club's first ever NASL goal, leading the team in scoring and building up a deserved reputation as one of the true nice guys around the league. Horth has since moved on from the Silverbacks, signing with Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution, but in an in-depth interview conducted this week, the 6-foot-3 forward from Akron, Ohio insists he’ll never forget his time in Atlanta. Here is Part I:
The resurgent North American Soccer League (NASL) will kick off its third season in the spring of 2013 with a new Commissioner at the helm. Veteran sports executive Bill Peterson will lead the expanding nine-team NASL into a new era of soccer, while establishing the league on the sporting landscape.
Atlanta Silverbacks fans are having quite the 2012 offseason. The team’s name for the future was left up to them with the club’s recent “Decision 2012” campaign, and after announcing that the Silverbacks name emerged as the winner of that campaign last night, the club charged its fans with another task: help design the new team logo.
After thousands of votes and plenty of deliberation among the city’s soccer fans, the name of Atlanta’s professional soccer team will remain the Silverbacks. The Silverbacks name received the most votes during the club’s recent “Decision 2012” campaign, with the verdict being announced Thursday night in front of a packed house at the Hard Rock Café in downtown Atlanta.