On February 29th, nearly 60,000 people filled Nissan Stadium as Atlanta United opened their 2020 campaign against Nashville SC. Now, as the restarted season finishes its regional phase, that same matchup will have an attendance figure closer to zero. It’s been a winding, erratic road so far, but if there is one thing that’s been consistent this season for Atlanta, it’s beating Nashville.
The Five Stripes started the year with a 2-1 victory away, then beat Nashville in the next meeting, a 2-0 win at home in the first match post-de Boer. Afterwards... not as great. A result tonight could be huge step in righting the winless-in-four-games ship.
While this match does end the current resumption phase, the recently announced next phase of matches will only run through the end of the month. With so much up in the air regarding the rest of the season, there’s an added importance to every game if Atlanta wants to keep their heads above the red line. Three points here would provide needed insurance from joining the tightly packed bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Will they get the job done tonight? Who starts up top, Jahn or Cubo? Does Ezequiel Barco ever take another penalty?
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
Nashville SC’s Lineup:
How to Watch:
Venue: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Kickoff Time: Saturday, September 12th; 8:30 PM EST
Available TV: Fox Sports South
Available Streaming: Fox Sports GO, ESPN+ (Out of market)
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