Atlanta United hits the road looking to extend their winning streak to five games. A jam packed schedule hasn’t been made any easier by this extremely long trip from Atlanta all the way to Vancouver.
Frank de Boer has already decided to hold back a few of his starters from the trip completely and could decide to start a few other on the bench. With a trip to New Jersey awaiting this weekend, this match seems like the ideal time to rest the players that need it the most. Michael Parkhurst and Darlington Nagbe are the two players guaranteed not to play. Who will join them?
Atlanta have had mixed results in their two meetings with Vancouver since 2017. In their inaugural season, they got whooped 3-1 by the Caps thanks to Kendall Waston’s set-piece dominance. Last season, Josef Martinez notched a hat trick in a 4-1 win in the Benz.
While United are surging lately, Vancouver aren’t playing too badly themselves. They are 3-1-1 in their last five matches and have 12 points overall this season, good enough for 8th in the Western conference.
There’s no doubt that this will be a tough ask for Atlanta to travel across North America on short rest and play their best game. Can they find a way to grind out another win?
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Lineup:
How to Watch
Venue: BC Place
Advertised Kickoff Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Available TV: FOX Sports South
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game, La Mejor 1600 AM
Pre-match coverage: 9:00 p.m.: AT&T Countdown to Kickoff (FB Live/Periscope)
9:30 p.m.: The Pre-Game show (92-9 The Game)
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