Soccer players are among the world’s most fit athletes, and the Atlanta Silverbacks, the city’s North American Soccer League Team, are no exception. The Silverbacks have been doing well this season, so it was a bit nerve-wracking for host John Lemley when the team invited him to spend a day training with them. A recent warm, muggy morning found him driving to the Silverbacks Stadium near Spaghetti Junction to don a warm-up uniform and cleats. 
Things began with Rodrigo Rios, the team’s director, telling him what to expect.

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Check out the great story that aired on local NPR affiliate, WABE, after reporter John Lemley spent a morning training with the Silverbacks. 

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wabe/.artsmain/article/15/51/1835949/City.Cafe/City.Cafe.The.Newest.Silverback/

The story will air on WABE 90.1 in advance of the final game of the season

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