For those who have been unable to access Atlanta United matches on the regional FOX networks, you’re in luck: tonight’s match won’t be on either of them. Instead, the game will be broadcast on FS1, the first national TV appearance for the Five Stripes since their last trip to Orlando back on September 5th.
This one will carry higher stakes than the last couple meetings, where Atlanta was able to earn draws out of the currently fourth place Orlando City. Atlanta, still outside the playoffs with only three matches to go, will urgently need points or risk getting left behind by other Eastern Conference basement dwellers. While United has lost three of their last four, Orlando has lost three games in the entire season, the latest coming over the weekend away to Inter Miami.
While a loss won’t quite seal the deal in the playoff race, it’ll put one leg in the coffin for a team that still has to travel to third place Columbus on the final day after a home meeting with last place Cincinnati, a game that feels far from a lock after the D.C. result.
Can Atlanta pull off the improbable? Check out our match preview and lineup prediction for more info on the match, then join us below in the match thread come kickoff time as we find out for ourselves.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
Orlando City SC’s Lineup:
How to Watch:
Venue: Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Kickoff Time: Wednesday, October 28th; 7:30 PM EST
Available TV: FS1, FOX Deportes
Available Streaming: FOX Sports Go, Fubo TV (Free Trial)
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