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Atlanta United 2 vs. Birmingham Legion Match Thread

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Atlanta United 2 is on the road in Birmingham looking to get a bad taste out of their mouths.

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Atlanta United 2 is on the road to take on Birmingham Legion FC Saturday night at BBVA Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be streamed live on ESPN+.

MATCH INFORMATION

Wednesday, August 5 | Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw, Georgia | 7:30 p.m. (EST)

ATL UTD 2 (1-3-1, 4 points) vs. Charleston Battery (2-2-0, 6 points)

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The 2s are coming off a 1-1 draw against Charleston Battery midweek. Amadou Macky Diop scored for the second consecutive match, bringing his season total to a team-high three goals. Phillip Goodrum provided the assist with a cleverly chipped ball over the backline, which was his second of the year.

Birmingham picked up a 4-1 victory in its last match against Charlotte Independence. Neco Brett scored twice, while the team’s leading scorer Bruno Lapa tallied his fourth of the season. Legion FC sits atop the Group G standings coming into this weekend’s action.

Saturday’s match will be the third all-time meeting between the two sides. Birmingham has had the upper hand in the first two matches, both in 2019. This match will mark the only meeting between the two sides in the 2020 USL Championship season, and the second non-group match of the season for Atlanta.

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