Last week I, and many others I’m sure, thought it’d be smart to keep excitement and expectations tempered for Atlanta United going into a Costa Rican CONCACAF Champions League away leg with a new head coach and rebuilt team. But man, after seeing a mostly 10 man squad fight for a huge 1-0 result, being introduced to players like Santiago Sosa and watching Rocco Rios Novo become suddenly thrown into the status of cult legend, that became a whole lot harder to do.
Now that team returns to Atlanta (well, the metro area at least) for a more formal introduction to us, looking to take full advantage of the first leg result and send the club into a third straight appearance in the CCL Quarterfinals. An unbeaten 4-0-0 home record in the tournament points in Atlanta’s favor, as will the return of Marcelino Moreno to the lineup.
For a more in-depth breakdown of this evening’s match, check out our match preview and lineup prediction, then jump on into the match thread as we get another look at the revamped Five Stripes.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
#ATLUTD Starting XI vs @ldacr pic.twitter.com/BoO5XzybmU— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) April 13, 2021
L.D. Alajuelense’s Lineup:
Así saltará EL LEÓN para el encuentro ante Atlanta, vamos muchachos recuerden ¡Somos La Liga! pic.twitter.com/J1bBbOvkgR— L.D.A. (@ldacr) April 13, 2021
How to Watch:
Venue: Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw, Georgia
Kickoff Time: Tuesday, April 13th, 6:00 P.M. ET
Available TV: FS1, TUDN
Available Streaming: FOX Sports GO, fuboTV (Free Trial)
Available Radio: N/A
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