Atlanta United continue their ridiculously hectic schedule and road trip with a visit to New Jersey to take on the Red Bulls. This is the first time the two teams have met since Chris Armas blew it in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you’re probably well aware that the Five Stripes are on an amazing run of form. Five straight wins. Five straight clean sheets. Rising from dead last in the conference to threatening the top. It’s been quite the turnaround from the early season struggles at the start of the Frank de Boer era.
Not too dissimilar from Atlanta, the Red Bulls started the season poorly as well. They bowed out of the Concacaf Champions League at the same stage as United then went on a five-game winless streak in the league. Since then, they’ve rebounded with three wins in their last four.
These two teams always have competitive meetings. If Orlando City is Atlanta’s “rival” strictly because of location, the Red Bulls might be considered their equal and possible rival because of results and familiarity.
It’s destined to be another interesting night as both teams come in playing good soccer. Will Atlanta extend their winning streak or will the Red Bulls exact some revenge for last year’s playoffs? Let’s find out.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
New York Red Bulls’ Lineup:
How to Watch
Venue: Red Bull Arena
Advertised Kickoff Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
Available TV: FOX Sports 1
Available Streaming: fuboTV (free trial), FOX Sports GO
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game, La Mejor 1600 AM
Pre-match coverage: 4:00 p.m.: AT&T Countdown to Kickoff (FB Live/Periscope)
4:30 p.m.: The Pre-Game show (92-9 The Game)
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