Atlanta United are finally trending in the right direction. After three wins in their last four matches, the Five Stripes return home looking to do something they’ve yet to do in their history; beat Toronto FC.
The Reds are only one of three MLS clubs currently in the league that Atlanta United have yet to defeat (Seattle Sounders and FC Cincinnati). This past weekend, they checked one team off that list when they dominated Sporting Kansas City at Childern’s Mercy Park. Can they do it again tonight at home?
The Frank de Boer era seems to be heading in the right direction of late. Three of their last four performances have been very encouraging. The attack is creating chances and the defense is doing their jobs well. The departure of Ezequiel Barco to international duty now brings up a dilemma for the Atlanta attack. How will they go about replacing their best playmaker? The time is now for Pity Martinez to start to show his talent. We know he has it. You don’t win South American Player of the Year on accident. He’s shown a few glipses of it in Atlanta, but with Barco away it’s time for him to step up and carry the creative load.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
Toronto FC’s Lineup:
How to Watch
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Advertised Kickoff Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Available TV: FOX Sports Southeast
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game, La Mejor 1600 AM
Pre-match coverage: 6:00 p.m.: AT&T Countdown to Kickoff (FB Live/Periscope)
6:30 p.m.: The Pre-Game show (92-9 The Game)
This thread will be your match thread. We don’t have many rules here. We just ask that you don’t insult each other personally and treat each other with respect. Debates can get heated and that’s fine, but name-calling and petty insults will get you banned. If you see a comment that you feel is out of line, please report it and it will be dealt with.
Dirty South Soccer has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.