Atlanta United have announced their arrival to MLS with an odd new ritual

After Atlanta lost their first-ever Major League Soccer match 2-1 to the New York Red Bulls in front of over 55,000 fans on Sunday, Argentine midfielder Yamil Asad – who scored the club’s first goal – had to hammer in a golden spike after being named man of the match.

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