Match Preview: Atlanta United vs. Montreal Impact

Atlanta United returns to action Saturday afternoon to take on 2016 Eastern Conference finalists Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo for the first-ever meeting between the two clubs. This is the third match of a four-game road stretch for Atlanta, who enters the match in third place in the Eastern Conference standings with eight points and a league-leading +8 goal differential. Montreal sits in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with three points.

Atlanta is coming off a 2-2 draw at Toronto on April 8 in which the team stole a point from the defending Eastern Conference Champions. Tito Villalba led Atlanta United with a brace after he opened the scoring in the 15th minute and later equalized in the 47th minute after Toronto had taken a 2-1 lead prior to the half. Goalkeeper Alec Kann made seven saves.

Montreal return home after a 2-0 defeat to LA Galaxy in the final match of a three-game road trip. The Impact conceded a goal in each half and only put two shots on target as they were forced to play the entire second half a man down after Marco Donadel was sent off with a straight red card in the 44th minute. Saturday marks the second home match for the Impact this season and the first at Stade Saputo.

 

MATCH INFORMATION

Saturday, April 15 | Stade Saputo, Montreal, Canada. | 1 p.m. (EST)

Atlanta United (2-1-2, 8 points) vs. Montreal Impact (0-2-3, 3 points)

 

TV: FOX Sports Southeast

Talent: Kevin Egan (play-by-play), Dan Gargan (commentator), Brittany Arnold (sideline).

 

English Radio: 92.9 The Game

Talent: Adam Schick (play-by-play) and Jason Longshore (commentator).

 

Spanish Radio: La Mejor 1600 AM

Talent: Armando Carillo (play-by-play) and Daniel Cantu (commentator).

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