After a three week break for international play, Atlanta United gets back to business in a highly anticipated return to action against the Philadelphia Union. The Five Stripes will have revenge on their minds after being knocked out of the Concacaf Champions League earlier this year at the hands of the Union in the Quarterfinal round (in addition to other things), and there’s hardly a better platform to do it than national TV on ESPN.
While the allocated international break for MLS teams is over, plenty of players are still with their national squads. For Atlanta, this means playing without the availability of Josef Martinez and Ronald Hernandez, both with their Venezuelan compatriots in the Copa America. This will also be Atlanta’s first game without the services of Emerson Hyndman, who is out for the remainder of the season with an ACL tear.
Can the Five Stripes adapt with limited attacking options? Will Gabriel Heinze shake Jim Curtin’s hand? Join us in the match thread below as these and more burning questions are set to be answered on a Sunday afternoon in the Benz.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
Philadelphia Union’ Lineup:
How to Watch:
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Kickoff Time: Sunday, June 20th; 2:13 PM ET
Available TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes
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