Jerkunica brought in additional partners in 2013, but began to try to sell the franchise in 2014.That was the same year that Atlanta United came online as an expansion franchise in MLS.
The NASL took over the Silverbacks as stewards for the 2015 season.
“This is obviously a disappointing day for anyone that has been involved with the club over the years,” Silverbacks President Andy Smith said in a statement released to the media. “The organization created some great memories for the city of Atlanta and its soccer fans, but as we all know, you need ownership to continue on. We appreciate all of the time and effort the league and its owners have invested in their search for long-term Silverbacks ownership - they truly turned over every rock in the process. On behalf of the organization, I want to thank all of our staff members, players, coaches, partners, and most importantly fans for their loyal support.”