Black & Gold Bullets: April 17

Thursday afternoon's roundup Crew news

Michael Parkhurst Gregg Berhalter

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During the 1-1 draw with San Jose this past weekend, Crew defender Michael Parkhurst made an adjustment to rightback after Josh Williams came off the field. “He’s very comfortable there,” Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter said. “We know he can play there.” Get the scoop on Parkhurst playing rightback and Berhalter’s thoughts in Andrew King’s article on MLSsoccer.com.

MLS and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced the newest MLS expansion team in Atlanta on Wednesday. The team is set to begin play in 2017 at the Atlanta Falcons’ $1.2 billion new stadium. Read more about the Atlanta announcement in Simon Borg’s article on MLSsoccer.com.

Now that Atlanta has been rewarded with a MLS expansion team, which city is next to join the MLS ranks? The Minnesota Vikings are trying to land a MLS team in Minneapolis when the team’s new downtown stadium is completed in 2016. Read more about the Vikings’ interest in MLS in Joe Prince-Wright’s article on NBC Sports Pro Soccer Talk.