Atlanta United’s fourth MLS campaign kicks off tonight against the new neighbors to the north, Nashville SC. The match is a special one, as it marks the beginning of MLS life for Nashville SC, who have existed in the USL Championship for the past two years.
The home side has opened up most, if not all of the seating in the over 69,000 capacity Nissan Stadium, and are expecting to draw near that number for their inaugural MLS match. Atlanta United fans are also expected to turn out in droves, finally having an opponent under a five hour’s drive away. The large crowd and sizable away support should make for a fantastic atmosphere fitting of the occasion.
The pairing is a very favorable opener for an Atlanta squad fresh off a 3-0 home leg victory against Motagua earlier in the week. A recently-formed Nashville squad playing in their first competitive match together will have their work cut out for them as the continue to gel. You can learn more about our new neighbors here.
Will we see the continuation of the Pity-Josef combo we saw Tuesday night in Kennesaw? Or will Nashville turn heads in their MLS opener? Discuss in the match thread below as we get ready for the prime time match-up.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
Nashville SC’s Lineup:
How to Watch:
Venue: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Kickoff Time: Saturday, February 29; 8:00 PM EST
Available TV: FOX, FOX Deportes
Available Streaming: Fubo TV (Free Trial), FOX Sports Go
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