Coming off of their first win in franchise history, Atlanta United return home for a quick stop before the international break separates them from a long four-match road trip around the country. While calling anything a must-win this early in the season is silly, it sure would be nice to pick up another three points before the schedule gets really, really tough.
The Chicago Fire are pushovers no more and will provide the Five Stripes with a stern test. A revamped roster has Veljko Paunović’s side raising expectations in the Windy City. The additions of Dax McCarty and Juninho have made the Fire’s midfield a formidable force and paired with the lightning quick David Accam, they are capable of giving any team in MLS fits.
Atlanta United will hope to keep up the momentum from the 6-1 beatdown put on Minnesota United last weekend. Tata Martino’s high flying attack was on full display as Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron put on a show that not even a snowstorm could cool down. Can they keep firing on all cylinders against the much-improved Fire? This should be a heckuva match.
Pre-match Reading: Lineup prediction, 3 Questions w/ HTIOT, What to watch for
Atlanta United Lineup:
#ATLUTD's starting XI for today's match against @ChicagoFire #UniteAndConquer pic.twitter.com/j85CvLZ8VJ— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) March 18, 2017
Chicago Fire Lineup:
Almost time. Here is your #cf97 starting XI pres. by @UIHealth. Coverage of #ATLvCHI kicks off on @UniMas & Facebook Live at 3 pm CT! pic.twitter.com/JHixymI9wx— Chicago Fire (@ChicagoFire) March 18, 2017
How to Watch
Kickoff Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Available TV: UniMas (Local Digital Channel: 34.2), Univision Deportes
Available Streams: Univision Deportes, Facebook Live, fuboTV (free trial)
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game
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