After a rough performance against Orlando City on Saturday, Atlanta United is provided an opportunity to rebound tonight as they meet last place Inter Miami in the Benz. This will be the two teams’ first contest after the boycotted match a week ago in Ft. Lauderdale.
Winning only one match this season and losing the six others isn’t a great way to kick off a franchise, and as such Miami are still working on building and improving their inaugural roster. The addition of World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi (and maybe Gonzalo Higuain soon) will bring a huge lift to the South Florida side, but he is still not ready for his debut, much to Atlanta’s relief. Instead, the visitors will arrive with the squad that fell 1-0 to Nashville SC over the weekend, and feature the return of former Five Stripes Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Mikey Ambrose, and Brek Shea to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the first time since their departures.
Atlanta may get some lifts of their own in the starting XI, as Saturday’s defeat brought the debut of Jurgen Damm, who made an immediate impact with an assist, and Ezequiel Barco, returning from injury. Franco Escobar will also return from his one match suspension, and Emerson Hyndman could also feature after an injury of his own. Cubo Torres, who has seen time from the bench, could get the nod up top as well.
Who would you like to see in tonight’s lineup? Can Pity get back to the form he showed against Nashville? Will Atlanta get the bounce back they need?
Make sure to check out tonight’s match preview as well as a refresher on last week’s three questions with Miami studio host Alex Donno, then join us in the match thread as we watch the Five Stripes in action.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
#ATLUTD’s Starting XI vs Inter Miami CF pic.twitter.com/cGphQj690P— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) September 2, 2020
Inter Miami CF’s Lineup:
Tonight’s Starting Lineup ✨#ATLvMIA | 7pm ET on FS1 pic.twitter.com/cJQf3W8sl1— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) September 2, 2020
How to Watch:
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Kickoff Time: Wednesday, September 2nd; 7:00 PM EST
Available TV: FS1
Available Streaming: Fox Sports GO, Fubo TV (Free Trial)
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game, La Mejor 1600 AM
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