Match Preview: Atlanta United vs. Montreal Impact

Atlanta United returns to action Sunday against Eastern Conference opponent Montreal Impact for the second meeting between the two clubs. Atlanta sits in fourth in the East standings while Montreal is seventh, just below the playoff line. This is Atlanta’s fifth home match of a six-game home stretch during September at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 5 p.m. EST and will be televised nationally on FOX.

Atlanta United defeated LA Galaxy 4-0 Wednesday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to extend its home unbeaten streak to 10 consecutive matches. Yamil Asad scored twice while Josef Martinez and Miguel Almirón added goals for Atlanta, which ran its goal tally to 61 on the season. Fresh off MLS Player of the Week honors, Martinez continued his hot streak by opening the scoring in the 13th minute. Asad bagged a brace over the next seven minutes, which brought his season total to six goals. The Argentine winger also recorded two assists on the night. Almirón ended the scoring in the 43rd minute when he chipped Galaxy goalkeeper Jon Kempin for his ninth goal of the year.

Montreal comes to Atlanta fresh off a 5-3 victory at Toronto FC Sept. 20. The Impact took control early in the match, compiling a 3-0 lead by the 24th minute. Ignacio Piatti scored a brace with goals in the 10th and 24th minutes to bring his season total to 17 goals. A Deian Boldor own goal in the 42nd minute brought one back for the home side before the half. Anthony Jackson-Hamel scored two goals just six minutes into the second half to extend Montreal’s lead. Tosaint Ricketts netted a brace of his own, but it was too late for Toronto who fell 5-3 for its first home loss.

 

MATCH INFORMATION

Sunday, Sept. 24| Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia| 5 p.m. (EST)

Atlanta United (13-8-7, 46 points) vs. Montreal Impact (11-12-6, 39 points)

 

TV: FOX

Talent: JP Dellacamera (play-by-play), Brad Friedel (analyst) and Danielle Slaton (sideline reporter)

English Radio: WAOK 1380

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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