Atlanta United returns to where the 2021 season began as they meet their friendly neighbors to the south tonight at Exploria Stadium in a sort of midseason progress check.
Since that scoreless draw back on April 17th, things haven’t exactly gone the way they were supposed to. The Five Stripes sit 10th in the Eastern Conference, are still trying to escape a ten match winless run, and sent a head coach packing for the second time in as many seasons. However, the team’s recent performances under interim Rob Valentino have shown the energy and passion it previously lacked, and with over half the schedule still to play, a turnaround is still in the cards.
Atlanta will once again play to a national audience, this time being broadcast on ESPN, in a matchup that is never short on emotion. Is this where the second half stampede up the table begins?
Before kickoff, make sure to check out our match preview, questions with The Mane Land, and predicted lineup, then come back to the match thread in the comments below and join us as we revel in the latest meeting between Atlanta United and Orlando City.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
#ATLUTD Starting XI vs @OrlandoCitySC pic.twitter.com/UEMp3gDmP1— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) July 30, 2021
Orlando City’s Lineup:
And now your starting lineup @orlandohealth | #ORLvATL pic.twitter.com/FYd5EZIA87— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) July 30, 2021
How to Watch:
Venue: Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Kickoff Time: Friday, July 30th; 8:10 PM ET
Available TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Available Streaming: Fubo TV (Free Trial), WatchESPN
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game, La Mejor 1600 AM
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