After almost three years of waiting, we’re about to see Atlanta United play an actual match in a semi-competitive environment. While it’s just a preseason friendly to get the rust off and an opportunity for the players to get some experience against another team, this match feels big in the sense of a milestone the club is reaching. In five years no one will be raving or ranting of this exhibition match. But right now in the current day it’s a big moment for all who have been involved with Atlanta United for so long.
Chattanooga FC is a great opponent to get started with. They are a club who have cultivated a big club atmosphere and tradition while operating in the NPSL, which is massively impressive. We shouldn’t be expecting too much from this match in terms of results. It’s more about what the team actually looks like. What system does Tata Martino have them running? Are they on the same page as a unit? Who has won starting spots in training camp? These are all questions we want the answers to. We may not get definitive answers during today’s friendly, but this is the beginning of finding all of that out.
So, don’t worry about what the scoreboard says after ninety minutes. Whether your at Finley Stadium or watching from home, sit back and take all of it in. Atlanta United are actually playing a match. We’ve finally arrived.
Atlanta United Lineup:
Chattanooga FC Lineup:
Your CFC starters:— Chattanooga FC (@ChattanoogaFC) February 11, 2017
How To Watch
Kickoff Time: 3:00 p.m., ET
Venue: Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, TN
Available TV: N/A
Available Streaming: ChattanoogaFC.com
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