The Atlanta United celebrate their MLS Cup victor in front of team owner Arhtur Blank.
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The Atlanta United celebrate their MLS Cup victor in front of team owner Arhtur Blank.

A cold and drizzly Monday morning did little to keep thousands of Atlanta United fans from flocking downtown to celebrate the team's Major League Soccer Championship.

The United secured the MLS Cup Saturday night, with a 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Monday was the city’s chance to celebrate. Cory Patterson, an Atlanta native, gathered with fellow fans behind the stadium to welcome the team and its trophy, he said this championship is for everyone.

"I just want to see us win,” Patterson said. “The city win, see the Falcons, the Atlanta United, anybody win. I just love Atlanta."

The United's win secured Atlanta's first major sports championship in over two decades. The Atlanta Braves 1995 World Series win was the last time a major championship had been captured in Atlanta.

Sarah Davison, who also braved the chilly weather to enjoy the celebration, said she felt a sense of relief.

"To have this championship, it feels like this curse has been broken,” she said referring to Atlanta’s 23-year drought. “Now the Falcons can kind of have their turn."

The Atlanta United have only been around for two years and that's all it took to win the title of MLS’ best soccer team. Now, the eyes of fans across the state turn to the Braves, Falcons and Hawks.