A redemptive 2021 has brought the Five Stripes back into the playoffs after missing out for the first time last year following a disastrous 2020 campaign. A fifth place finish in the Eastern Conference sends Atlanta United on a visit to Yankee Stadium to kick off the postseason, a familiarly difficult place to pick up a win for any team.
In their playoff history, though, Atlanta have good record at Yankee Stadium, winning one of one matches there as part of the 2018 MLS Cup run three years prior. This year, both NYCFC and United finished even at 51 points apiece, and drew their last meeting 1-1 in the Benz last month.
Can the Five Stripes start their newest attempt at a second star on the right foot in the Big Apple? Get prepared with our match preview and predicted lineup, then jump back here for the afternoon kickoff to discuss all the action in the match thread in the comments below.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
#ATLUTD Starting XI vs @NYCFC pic.twitter.com/nYtcfIbr63— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) November 21, 2021
The XI for Round 1 #MLSCupPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/2LtOsmJlUP— New York City FC (@NYCFC) November 21, 2021
How to Watch:
Venue: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York
Kickoff Time: Sunday, November 21st, 3:18 PM ET
Available TV: ABC, ESPN Deportes
Available Streaming: Fubo TV (Free Trial), ESPN+
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game, La Mejor 1600 AM
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