Darren Eales is president of Atlanta United
Ahead of the MLS Cup final between Atlanta United and Portland Timbers on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, we spoke to Atlanta president Darren Eales to get his thoughts on the match, who the team’s next head coach might be, if Miguel Almiron and Josef Martinez will be leaving, and what he has made of the arrival of Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in MLS…
Atlanta are into the MLS Cup final for the first time, how much of an achievement is that?
This is only our second season in existence so to be in the MLS Cup final and to be hosting it, as the team to have the best regular-season record of the two finalists, is pretty amazing. It’s going to be really exciting for the city because they have got behind Atlanta United so much that it will be a real celebration and I am hoping we can win the game for them.