The To Go Plate | End of the Road for the Rose Room Collective

Juneteenth means a lot in the Black Community. For the Footie Mob, this year Juneteenth will be remembered as the day they put one hand on the To Go Plate. After beating Miami 2-0, Atlanta United is leading Chicago and Miami by 2 points with 2 games left, meaning that Atlanta United – Chicago Fire game on July 30th is the first chance Footie Mob will have to clinch the To Go Plate.

The Black Fires have the best chance to catch Footie Mob and win the To Go Plate, but that means that the Chicago Fire have to beat Atlanta United and then Inter Miami. The Black Herons still have a chance but they need the Chicago Fire to beat Atlanta United and then Inter Miami needs to beat the Chicago Fire and DC United. Its over for the Rose Room Collective.


The table consists of the following components: Position, Team, Games Played, Points, Wins, Losses, and Ties. Here is the table so far:



Teams play each other at different times throughout the season. The first game of the tournament was on the opening day of the season and the last game of the tournament is at the end of September. The schedule for each team is below:

Atlanta United

4/2DC (away)Win0-1
4/24Miami (away)Loss1-2
5/7Chicago (home)Win4-1
6/19Miami (home)Win2-0
7/30Chicago (away)
8/28DC (home)

Chicago Fire

2/26Miami (away)Tie0-0
3/12DC (away)Win0-2
5/7Atlanta (away)Loss4-1
6/18DC (home)Win1-0
7/30Atlanta (home)
9/10Miami (home)

DC United

3/12Chicago (home)Loss0-2
4/2Atlanta (home)Loss0-1
5/14Miami (away)Tie2-2
6/18Chicago (away)Loss1-0
8/28Atlanta (away)
9/18Miami (home)

Inter Miami

2/26Chicago (home)Tie0-0
4/24Atlanta (home)Win2-1
5/14DC (home)Tie2-2
6/19Atlanta (away)Loss2-0
9/10Chicago (away)
9/18DC (away)


The to go plate is a staple in black culture. Being invited to the cookout is the more prestigious honor, but the highest honor is being given food to take with you on your travels. No one knows who was given the first to go plate or the circumstances, but throughout time black people have carried food with them as a way to feed themselves because being able to purchase food was not always an option when on the road. In recognition of the place to go plates have in our culture, Chop Soccer will be awarding the to go plate to the winner of the Black Soccer Supporters Groups round robin tournament.


The tournament will be held in a classic round robin format. Each team plays each other twice (both home and away). The team with the most points at the end of the season will given the trophy for the year. In the event of an tie, the head to head record of the two tied teams will decide the winner. The second tie breaker will be which team has the best goal difference.

Participating Teams

For the 2022-2023 MLS season, the four teams that will be participating on behalf of their black soccer supporters groups are Atlanta United (Footie Mob), the Chicago Fire (Black Fires), DC United (Rose Room Collective) and Inter Miami (Black Herons United).

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