Atlanta United FC sends soccer fans on a scavenger hunt Friday

4:14 p.m Thursday, June 16, 2016 Atlanta Parks and Trails
A fan holds a scarf during a party at which Atlanta United FC was announced as the name of an MLS soccer expansion team, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Atlanta. The team is scheduled to begin to play in 2017 at the city's new retractable-roof stadium. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

At 8 a.m. Friday, officials for Atlanta United FC, which does not play its first game until next year, have invited soccer lovers to search for more than 1,000 Atlanta United flags that will be hung and hidden at a dozen places across Atlanta Friday. Getting the free MLS team swag is a plus, but here's the big catch:

If you miss snagging a flag Friday, no worries. Atlanta United will choose one Atlanta neighborhood to host a flag giveaway every Friday this summer.  The flag locations will be posted on Atlanta United FC's social channels at 8 a.m. each Friday.

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