Match Preview: Atlanta United vs Sporting KC

Atlanta United returns to action on Wednesday, May 9 when it hosts Western Conference leader Sporting Kansas City at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be televised on FOX Sports South.

Atlanta defeated Chicago Fire 2-1 May 5 at Toyota Park behind a pair of second-half goals from Ezequiel Barco and Josef Martinez. It was Martinez’s seventh goal of the season, which leads all of MLS, while Barco scored the first goal of his Atlanta career. With the win, Atlanta ran its unbeaten streak to eight consecutive matches, equaling the longest unbeaten streak in club history, and jumped into first place in the Supporters’ Shield race with 22 points from nine matches.

Sporting Kansas City earned a 1-0 victory against Colorado on May 5 at Children’s Mercy Park. Daniel Salloi scored the game’s only goal in the 16th minute and SKC held on to secure the three points and first place in the Western Conference.

 

MATCH INFORMATION

Wednesday, May 9|Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia|8:30 p.m. (EST)

Atlanta United (7-1-1, 22 points) vs. Sporting Kansas City (6-2-2, 20 points)

 

TV: FOX Sports South

Talent: Kevin Egan (play-by-play), Dan Gargan (analyst) and Jillian Sakovits (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:

  • 6:30 p.m.: AT&T Countdown to Kickoff (FB Live/Periscope)
  • 7 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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