A winless run of four brings Atlanta United to the Benz tonight to play a displaced and rebranded Club de Foot Montreal, currently playing out of Ft. Lauderdale, for the fifth match of the MLS regular season. The Five Stripes will be hoping to get back into winning form, helped on by a full (but not full full, yet) capacity home field advantage for the first time since March of 2020.
While it’s exciting to witness soccer in front of 40,000 fans again, it’s a little less exciting that the match is back on Bally Sports, which opens up plenty of issues for the cord cutters out there. The previous Bally’s match, the 3-1 win over Chicago a few weeks back, was a learning experience for everyone trying to find a way to watch.
Unfortunately, Bally Sports remains unavailable to the major streaming services, but that doesn’t completely hinder your viewing options for the game. ESPN+, while continuing to black out the English stream in the Bally Sports Southeast region as usual, also offers a non-blacked out Spanish stream that is available to anyone with an ESPN+ subscription.
Hopefully the viewing struggles will be down this time with a little experience under our belts, and we can enjoy a long awaited full capacity match at the Benz. Before kickoff, remember to check out our match preview and lineup prediction, then return to the match thread below as we take in the action together.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
#ATLUTD Starting XI vs @clubdefootmtl pic.twitter.com/X7xcSdEJVJ— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) May 15, 2021
CF Montreal’s Lineup:
Notre XI v @ATLUTD. How we line up in Georgia.#CFMTL pic.twitter.com/4lKMr5cSYb— CF Montréal (@clubdefootmtl) May 15, 2021
How to Watch:
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Kickoff Time: Saturday, May 15th; 7:08 PM ET
Available TV: Bally Sports Southeast
Available Streaming: Bally Sports App, AT&T TV, ESPN+ (Out of market in English, all markets in Spanish)
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game, La Mejor 1600 AM
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