In case there wasn’t enough going on today, Atlanta United and MLS announced the remaining dates for the rest of the 2020 season. Atlanta United is currently in 12th place in the Eastern Conference, but thanks to an expanded MLS Cup Playoffs that will include 10 teams from the Eastern Conference, the Five Stripes remain well in contention for postseason play.
Atlanta United remaining schedule:
September 23 (Wed.) vs. FC Dallas
September 27 (Sun.) @ Chicago Fire
October 3 (Sat.) @ D.C. United
October 7 (Wed.) vs. Orlando City
October 10 (Sat.) vs. New York Red Bulls
October 14 (Wed.) @ Inter Miami
October 18 (Sun.) @ Toronto FC (match played in Hartford, CT)
October 24 (Sat.) vs. D.C. United
October 28 (Wed.) @ Orlando City
November 1 (Sat.) vs. FC Cincinnati
November 8 (Sat.) vs. Columbus Crew
Atlanta United and the Atlanta Falcons announced today that fans will be permitted to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in a limited capacity beginning October 11, so the two matches from that date onward the schedule will be open to some fans.
Taking into account the remaining schedule in addition to matches Atlanta has already played in MLS, it sets up as one of the easiest possible set of fixtures. The team will end up playing Nashville SC, Inter Miami, and FC Cincinnati — all teams currently on one point-per-game or less on average — three times each this season. That’s in addition to two games upcoming against 13th-placed D.C. United and one this weekend against last-placed Chicago. Atlanta United will avoid four of the 10 teams currently in playoff position in the regular season (Philadelphia Union, New York City FC, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution).