After a long and interesting journey through the U.S. Open Cup, Atlanta United finds itself playing in their third final in less than a year. The Five Stripes are two for two in big finals at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. All that stands between them and lifting a third trophy in less than 12 months is Minnesota United.
It’s been over a month since Frank de Boer’s side have failed to win a match, with six total victories in all competitions during that span. While the latest win at Orlando City wasn’t anything to get excited about, there’s no doubt that the overall run of form has been quite impressive.
The Loons are having their best season since entering the league alongside Atlanta in 2017. They are on track to make the playoffs for the first time as they sit five points clear of the red line in 5th spot in the West. Any illusions that this will be easy should be thrown out right away. Adrian Heath has his side playing very competitive soccer against all comers.
It all comes down to this one match for Atlanta United. A trophy and CCL spot is on the line. Can they get it done at home once again and continue their amazing run of trophies? Or will Minnesota United pull off the upset and grab the glory?
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
Minnesota United’s Lineup:
how Adrian’s lines ‘em up down in the ATL... pic.twitter.com/qH7BotHV8z— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) August 27, 2019
How to Watch
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Advertised Kickoff Time: 8:00 p.m.
Available TV: None
Available Streaming: ESPN+
Available Radio: None
Pre-match coverage: 92.9 The Game does not have right to broadcast the game, but will have an hour pregame and postgame show featuring Jason Longshore and Mike Conti.
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