It’s showtime, folks. Atlanta United take on Orlando City once again, this time for a spot in the U.S. Open Cup final. This is the first time the two southeastern combatants will face each other outside of MLS play.
Despite the fact that the Lions have yet to defeat Atlanta in seven times of trying, they aren’t exactly a pushover this season. Orlando have already surpassed last year’s feeble points total of 28 and are in decent position to fight for their first playoff berth in their MLS history, sitting in 9th spot, four points below the red line.
For Atlanta United, things are looking up. Their rash of injuries has cleared up in a big way with just George Bello remaining left out of action for the first team as far as expected contributors go (Edit: Rumors have popped up regarding Josef Martinez’s availability for the match). Frank de Boer found a way to get all three of his side’s DPs in the lineup at home against the LA Galaxy and it went very well. Will he choose to do the same away from home where they have struggled big time this season?
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
Orlando City’s Lineup:
How to Watch
Venue: Exploria Stadium
Advertised Kickoff Time: 7:30 p.m.
Available TV: None
Available Streaming: ESPN+
Available Radio: None
Pre-match coverage: None
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