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Atlanta United to resume MLS season August 22 vs. Nashville SC

Atlanta United will play its next six games against Nashville SC, Orlando City and Inter Miami

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Atlanta United FC Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta United’s schedule for the foreseeable future is now set as the club announced it will begin a six-game set of matches against regional competition, starting with hosting Nashville SC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 22.

Atlanta will play “home-and-home” series with Nashville, Inter Miami and Orlando City. Nashville and Miami are both still searching for their first wins in MLS, while Orlando is on the precipice of silverware and entry into the CONCACAF Champions League as they play the Portland Timbers Tuesday night in the MLS is Back final.

During this initial resumption of the season in home markets, Atlanta United will not be hosting fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Atlanta (2-3-0, 6 points) will play a total of six matches in 22 days during this phase of the Regular Season schedule. After the opener against Nashville, Atlanta will travel to play expansion-side Inter Miami CF for the first time on Wednesday, Aug. 26 (8:00 p.m., FOX Sports South/Southeast). After that, Atlanta will host Orlando City SC on Saturday, Aug. 29 (3:30 p.m., Univision), followed by its third and final home match of this phase against Inter Miami on Wednesday, Sept. 2 (7:00 p.m., FS1). Its final two matches will come on the road against Orlando City SC on Sunday, Sept. 6 (7:30 p.m., FOX Sports South/Southeast) and against Nashville SC on Saturday, Sept. 12 (8:30 p.m., FOX Sports South/Southeast).

Each MLS club will play 18 additional regular season games in a phased approach, culminating with Decision Day on Sunday, Nov. 8. The MLS Cup playoffs are slated to begin Novemebr 20, with the final being played December 12.

Teams will take chartered flights, and for the majority of road trips will arrive in the host market on matchday and depart after the match later that evening.