A Atlanta United fan toasts the team as they take on the D.C. United during their home opener in a MLS soccer game on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Atlanta pacing to set MLS All-Star Game record

Ticket sales are approaching 65,000 for the MLS All-Star game featuring Juventus at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Sales are trending to make it the largest crowd in the game’s history, surpassing the 70,728 sold for the MLS All-Star game featuring Mexican star Javier Hernandez and Manchester United in Houston in 2010.

NBC Sports reported on Wednesday that Cristiano Ronaldo may not travel with Juventus for its games in North America this summer. Instead, Ronaldo may be in Asia trying to push his business interests.

Atlanta, with Atlanta United, has become one of the hottest spots for soccer in the U.S. The team leads MLS in attendance, and on Sunday against Seattle broke its own league single-game record for tickets sold and distributed.

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