Atlanta United returns to action Saturday night against Eastern Conference opponent New England Revolution for the second meeting between the two clubs. Atlanta sits in third in the East standings and clinched a playoff berth with its win over Philadelphia. New England is eighth, five points below the playoff line. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be televised on FOX Sports Southeast.
Atlanta United clinched a berth in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs by defeating Philadelphia Union 3-0 on Wednesday night in front of 43,006 fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Julian Gressel, Josef Martinez and Jacob Peterson scored for Atlanta United, which ran its home unbeaten streak to 12 consecutive matches. Atlanta broke through in the 27th minute with a goal from Gressel to give Atlanta a 1-0 lead. Martinez doubled the lead six minutes later with another perfectly-placed shot to the far post. Gressel picked up his ninth assist on the play, which moved him within one of Clint Mathis, who holds the MLS record for assists by a rookie (10). Peterson finished the scoring with his third goal of the season in the 88th minute.
New England fell at Orlando City SC on Wednesday night 6-1. Antonio Nocerino opened in the scoring in the 22nd minute for his first career MLS goal. Seb Hines doubled Orlando’s lead 10 minutes later and Kaka added another in the 43rd. Lee Nguyen netted the Revs lone goal of the night in first-half stoppage time. Kaka bagged a brace in the 77th minute while Dom Dwyer and Yoshimar Yotun added two more in the 84th and 90th minutes.
Saturday, Sept. 30|Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts| 7:30 p.m. (EST)
Atlanta United (15-8-7, 52 points) vs. New England Revolution (11-15-5, 38 points)
TV: FOX Sports South
Talent: Alan Green (play-by-play), Dan Gargan (analyst) and Brittany Arnold (sideline reporter)
English Radio: 92.9
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)