Atlanta United returns to action Wednesday night against Eastern Conference opponent New England Revolution for the first meeting between the two clubs. Atlanta sits in sixth in the East standings while New England is eighth, four points below the playoff line. This is Atlanta’s second home match of a six-game home stretch during September at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7 p.m. EST and will be televised on FOX Sports South.
Atlanta opened its new home in grand fashion Sunday, defeating FC Dallas 3-0 in front of a sold-out crowd of 45,314. Leandro González Pirez, Josef Martinez, and Greg Garza tallied goals, while the team compiled a season-high 12 shots on target. Brad Guzan made two saves to keep the clean sheet. Atlanta struck first in the 17th minute from González Pirez off a corner kick. Martinez doubled the lead right after halftime after Atlanta forced a turnover and Miguel Almirón crossed for Martinez, who easily drilled one into the back of the net for his 10th goal of the season, tying a team lead. Garza added a third goal in the 68th minute and Tito Villalba picked up his second assist of the game.
New England travels to Atlanta following a 1-0 home win over Montreal Impact September 9. Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen hammered in the only goal of the match in the 68th minute with Teal Bunbury picking up his first assist of the year. New England nearly doubled its lead two minutes later in a sequence that saw Diego Fagundez and Kei Kamara each hit the crossbar. However, Nguyen’s initial breakthrough was all the Revs needed to seal a 10th home win of the season.
Wednesday, Sept. 13| Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia| 7 p.m. (EST)
Atlanta United (11-8-6, 39 points) vs. New England Revolution (10-12-5, 35 points)
TV: FOX Sports South
Talent: Alan Green (play-by-play), Dan Gargan (analyst) and Brittany Arnold (sideline reporter)
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)