Atlanta United’s first foray into the Concacaf Champions League continues tonight with the first leg of their much anticipated quarterfinal match-up with Liga MX’s Monterrey. While we may be biased, this seems to be the most competitive and possibly the most exciting pairing within the final 8.
The Five Stripes begin this tie away from home as they did in the Round of 16. They’ll be looking to not dig themselves as big of a hole as they did against Herediano. That may be a difficult ask considering the form Monterrey are in. Rayados sit second in the league through the first nine matches of the Clausura season. They narrowly defeated Alianza in the RO16 by a 1-0 aggregate.
Monterrey have won this tournament three times (2011, 2012, 2013) and have only lost to MLS opposition one time in eight chances.
Meanwhile, Frank de Boer’s side are coming off of a lackluster performance in D.C. to begin the MLS season. The attack was anemic and the defensive errors proved costly. Was that match a sign of things to come or was the team looking ahead to this mouthwatering tie like most of us were? Let’s find out.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
How to Watch
Venue: Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Monterrey, Mexico
Advertised Kickoff Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Available TV: Univision Deportes
Available Radio: 1380 AM WAOK
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