Match Preview: Atlanta United vs. NYCFC

Atlanta United returns to action on Sunday, Nov. 4 when it travels to face NYCFC at Yankee Stadium in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Atlanta (21-7-6, 69 points), the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, faces No. 3 seed NYCFC (16-10-8, 56 points), who advanced by defeating Philadelphia Union in the Knockout round. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be nationally televised on FS1 and FOX Deportes.

As the No. 2 seed, Atlanta earned a Knockout-round bye and awaited the highest remaining seed. In its last match, Atlanta fell 4-1 to Toronto FC at BMO Field on the final day of the regular season. Josef Martinez capped-off a historic regular season with his 31st goal to secure the 2018 MLS Golden Boot.

NYCFC beat Philadelphia Union 3-1 at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 31 to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, David Villa and Maxi Moralez each tallied a goal for the home side.

The second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday, Nov. 11. Official kickoff time and broadcast information for that match will be released Sunday night.

 

MATCH INFORMATION

Sunday, Nov. 4, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY |7:30 p.m. (EST)

Atlanta United (21-7-6, 69 points) vs. NYCFC (16-10-8, 56 points)

 

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

English TV | FS1

Spanish Radio | La Mejor 1600 AM

English Radio | 92-9 The Game (local)

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)

 

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