Argentina's Martino to manage Atlanta's MLS team

ATLANTA (AP) Gerardo Martino hasn't spent much time in the United States and admits that he needs to learn more English, yet the coach from Argentina knows enough about Atlanta United that he can hardly wait to start as the first manager of the Major League Soccer expansion club.

Before being introduced Wednesday, the 53-year-old former head of Argentina's famed national team looked at facts and then pursued his first job in the U.S.

There's owner Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL's Falcons, and the fancy downtown Mercedes Benz Stadium he's building for both teams, a $60 million practice facility going up, a roster forming the 22nd MLS team, and a brand already popular.