Atlanta United hosts their third home match in the past eight days this afternoon, welcoming D.C. United to the Benz in the hopes of continuing their newfound form under Gonzalo Pineda. Seven goals for and none against in the Five Stripes’ last two outings make for a pretty exciting statistic, one the team will be eager to add to today.
A victory over fifth place D.C. could propel Atlanta further up the table and more securely into the Eastern Conference playoff positions than their current hold on seventh. To do so will take more effort than the midweek match, though, as D.C. had a similar story, dismantling lower ranked Chicago by a score of 3-0. The announced precautionary absence of Miles Robinson won’t be much help either, but Atlanta have shown last weekend that they can manage in these types of situations.
In a bit of a diversion from typical broadcasts, this match will be shown nationally on the Spanish language Univision channel, as well as TUDN. This also means the game will be streamed live through their Twitter account, which is linked in the streaming information.
Can the Five Stripes make it a perfect three for three in this stretch of matches? Get prepared with our match preview and lineup prediction, then come back here in time to join us as we take in the action from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the match thread below.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
D.C. United's Lineup:
How to Watch:
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Kickoff Time: Saturday, September 18th, 3:50 P.M. ET
Available TV: Univision, TUDN
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