Atlanta United players celebrate MLS Cup glory by taking trophy to a strip club

12 Dec

Atlanta United became MLS Cup winners on Saturday night – and they celebrated in some style.

The Five Stripes beat Portland Timbers 2-0 at the Mercedes Benz Stadium to be crowned Kings of American soccer in only their second Major League Soccer season.

Atlanta United lift the MLS Cup

It sparked a long celebration, which continued into Monday and took in a trip to the Atlanta strip club Magic City.

Players were pictured enjoying the, ahem, ‘sights’ while the trophy even managed to make its way on stage!

Videos posted on social media show a stripper twerking above the trophy.

Atlanta United took the MLS Cup to a strip club after their famous win
Atlanta United took the MLS Cup to a strip club after beating Portland Timbers
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Earlier in the day, Atlanta players had taken part in an open-top bus parade around the city.

Thousands of fans turned out to greet the team, while rapper – and Atlanta native – Archie Eversole performed on stage.

Atlanta beat Portland at their home ground on Saturday, with the 73,019 in attendance making it the largest crowd in MLS Cup history.

Josef Martinez opened the scoring in the first half with his 35th goal of the season before Franco Escobar doubled their lead after the break.

It was Gerardo Martino’s final game in charge of Atlanta, with the former Barcelona boss leaving to take over the Mexico national team.

South Korea star Lee Seung-mo breaks his neck in horror fall – but will make full recovery

29 Nov

South Korean defender Lee Seung-mo suffered a broken neck in a sickening fall.

The 20-year-old was playing for his club side, Gwangju FC, in a K-League play-offs clash with Daejeon Citizen when he challenged for a header and fell awkwardly.

Lee Seung-mo fell on his neck after going up for a header
Lee Seung-mo fell on his neck after going up for a header
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Lee’s body twisted at an unnatural angle and he lost consciousness after hitting the turf.

He was rushed to hospital, where it was discovered that he broke three vertebrae and fractured a finger.

Thankfully, the South Korea Under-23 international will make a full recovery and is expected to return to action in around three months.

A statement from Gwangju FC read: “He only remembers going for the header and then he lost his memory until he arrived at the emergency room.

Lee Seung-mo broke his neck in a sickening fall yesterday
Lee Seung-mo’s teammates pay him a visit in hospital
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“He regained consciousness after arrival at the emergency room in Yuseong-Sun Hospital. He complained of pain in my left and my back.

“There was no abnormality in the CT scan, only three fractures of the cervical vertebrae.

“He was transferred to the hospital of Chosun University in Gwangju that night and interviewed with a neurosurgery attending physician.

“The left-hand finger fracture was confirmed.

“It will take two to three months to recover completely.”

Lee was part of South Korea’s Under-23 side which won the Asian Games this summer, alongside Tottenham‘s Son Heung-min.