The 2020 slate of preseason friendlies comes to an end tonight for Atlanta United as the squad continues its preparation with a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico. The opponents, Club Leones Negros de la Universidad de Guadalajara (or for people who enjoy brevity, Leones Negros), compete in Ascenso MX, the Mexican second division.
Unlike the other North American federations, Mexican clubs are not currently in the offseason, as the second “Clausura” tournament has just begun. Leones Negros are three matches into their schedule, and are coming into this friendly off of a 3-1 win on Saturday. Instead of a friendly for preparation, this match serves as a testimonial of sorts for the hosts as they celebrate the 60th anniversary of their stadium.
The focus is different for Atlanta United, who have exactly one week until take two of the CONCACAF Champions League kicks off in Honduras. This will be the last chance for the Five Stripes to fine-tune themselves in a match environment. If we learned anything from last year, it’s that away trips to Central America are not to be taken lightly.
Once again, the club has graced us with the ability to watch a live stream of the match on their website at atlutd.com/live. Hopefully, the crew running the broadcast was also able to fine-tune themselves in the last preseason match, and the stream will work with no issues. If you somehow happen to find yourself in Guadalajara and have a clear schedule tonight, you’re in luck, as the match is open to the public. With any luck, we can all watch a flawless stream of an injury-free match, and discuss it right here in the comment section below.
Atlanta United’s Lineup: TBA
Leones Negros Lineup: TBA
How to Watch:
Venue: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
Kickoff Time: 9:00 PM EST
Available TV: None
Available Radio: None
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