Those pillars are: unity, community, determination, excellence and innovation. In particular, the black stripes are a nod to Atlanta’s past as a railroad town, according to the team’s website.
It’s also true that soccer has a long tradition of vertically striped jerseys, Winkler wrote.
“Some of the most iconic and historic soccer kits on both of the club and international level have featured thick vertical stripes, including FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan and Newcastle United,” he wrote.
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