The long 3 months of not seeing Atlanta United play are about to be over. Tomorrow’s preseason game against IF Elfsborg of Sweden’s Allsvenskan will be streamed live. The game kicks off at 5pm ET and you catch it at www.atlutd.com/live. The stream will start 5 minutes before kickoff at 4:55pm.
Sweden is one of the few European countries whose top flight soccer league plays a summer schedule (Norway’s Eliteserien and Finland’s Veikkausliiga do the same, for obvious reasons), so Elfsborg are, like MLS teams, in preseason form. Early preseason, in fact, as their season doesn’t open until late March. They have been in Bradenton, Florida in preparation for the 2020 season and on Thursday played Nashville SC in that club’s first ever preseason scrimmage against another club, the game ending a spectacular 0-0.
Elfsborg finished a literally average 8th of 16 in the 2019 Allsvenskan, although historically they are one of Sweden’s most decorated clubs.