Atlanta United march towards Kansas City for a battle with perennial Western conference contenders, Sporting KC tonight. Peter Vermes’ side have been the Lannister to Atlanta United’s Stark so far in their two years in MLS. In 2017, Five Stripes legend Jacob Peterson scored a late goal against his former team to grab a draw in KC. Last season, the blue team walked into the Benz and reigned supreme, 2-0.
This match will be a little different. Sporting are as vulnerable as they’ll ever be right now. They are ravaged by injuries and international absences. Atlanta’s early season woes still haven’t been completely washed away, but they are coming off of a win, even if it was to the worst team this league has seen in a while. Another win tonight and the tide could finally start to turn for our lovable protagonists.
KC’s track record speaks for itself. They are almost always a very dangerous team when it comes to playoff competitors out west. However, this season hasn’t gone too great for them so far as they’ve only gained 10 points through their first eight matches.
Atlanta enters the Blue Hell looking for their first winning streak of the season. The battle will be tough, but hopefully Frank de Boer reminds them that when the possession falls and the goals slow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
Sporting KC’s Lineup:
How to Watch
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park
Advertised Kickoff Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Available TV: FS1
Available Streaming: fuboTV (free trial), FOX Sports Go
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game, La Mejor 1600 AM
Pre-match coverage: 8:00 p.m.: AT&T Countdown to Kickoff (FB Live/Periscope)
8:30 p.m.: The Pre-Game show (92-9 The Game)
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