Match Preview: Atlanta United vs New York City FC

Atlanta United returns to action on Sunday, April 15, when it hosts NYCFC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 6 p.m. EST and will be nationally televised on FS1.

Atlanta United defeated LAFC 5-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 7, extending the club’s winning streak to four games. Atlanta is 3-0 at home this season and has outscored opponents 12-2. Julian Gressel opened the scoring in the 17th minute, slotting home a Miguel Almirón cross at the back post. In the 67th minute, Josef Martinez headed home a cross from Gressel to score his league-best fifth goal of the season. With 24 goals, the Venezuelan has now scored more goals through 25 games than any player in MLS history. Almirón converted two second-half penalty kicks and Romario Williams scored his first MLS goal in stoppage time to stamp the 5-0 victory.

NYCFC beat Real Salt Lake 4-0 Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium behind goals from Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, Maxi Moralez, Jo Inge Berget and Ebenezer Ofori. NYCFC is unbeaten at 5-0-1 and boasts the league’s most goals scored with 14 and the best goal differential at +10. Atlanta is second in both categories with 13 and +7, respectively, with a game in hand.

 

MATCH INFORMATION

Sunday, April 15|Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia| 6 p.m. (EST)

Atlanta United (4-1-0, 12 points) vs. NYCFC (5-0-1, 16 points)

 

TV: FS1

Talent: John Strong (play-by-play), Alexi Lalas (analyst) and Katie Witham (sideline reporter)

 

English Radio: 92-9 The Game (local), Sirius XM FC (national)

Talent: Mike Conti (play-by-play) and Jason Longshore (commentator)

 

Pre-match coverage:

  • 5:00 p.m.: AT&T Countdown to Kickoff (FB Live/Periscope)
  • 5:30 p.m.: The Pre-Game show (92-9 The Game)

 

 

Spanish Radio: La Mejor 1600 AM

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

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