Atlanta United receives support from Atlanta City Council

June 2, 2018 Atlanta: The roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium is open as Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez celebrates his goal on a penalty kick with teammates while Miguel Almiron jumps on his back for a 1-0 lead against Philadelphia Union during the first half in a MLS soccer match on Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Atlanta.  Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

June 2, 2018 Atlanta: The roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium is open as Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez celebrates his goal on a penalty kick with teammates while Miguel Almiron jumps on his back for a 1-0 lead against Philadelphia Union during the first half in a MLS soccer match on Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

The Atlanta City Council on Monday will proclaim its support of Atlanta United in its quest to win the MLS Cup.

A proclamation of the City Council’s support will be issued at 1 p.m. at City Hall. The MLS Cup will be held Dec. 8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta United will host Portland.

The City Council also is asking city employees to wear their Atlanta United gear throughout the week as a show of support.