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Atlanta United and New England Revolution make a Super Bowl bet

Ahead of the Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, the respective regions' MLS clubs have engaged in a friendly wager.

First, league newcomers Atlanta United, who are owned by Falcons owner Arthur Blank, laid down the challenge...

And New England, who are owned by Patriots owner Robert Kraft, duly responded on Thursday, along with a reminder of their MLS seniority. 

But, until we know who will prevail in Sunday's game, perhaps the real glory should go to the Colorado Rapids, who took the chance to remind New England what happened last year, when a similar bet was made ahead of the Patriots' AFC Championship showdown with the Denver Broncos.

Trash talk is an oft-celebrated feature of American sports; it looks like there's plenty to go around among the nation's "futbol" clubs as the country looks forward to "football's" biggest game.

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