Atlanta United announced today it will begin its title defense in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs by hosting New England Revolution Saturday, Oct. 19 (1:00 p.m., Univision, FOX Sports Southeast, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Tickets for the Round 1 matchup are still available by visiting atlutd.com/playoffs.

Atlanta defeated New England on Sunday, 3-1, to clinch the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference for the second consecutive season. Atlanta swept the season series as the two teams also met on April 13 at Gillette Stadium with Atlanta winning 2-0 behind a brace from Ezequiel Barco. All-time, Atlanta is 4-0-2 against New England, including 3-0-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Should Atlanta advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it will host the winner of Philadelphia Union-New York Red Bulls (Oct. 20, 3:00 p.m., FS1) on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Full a full playoff bracket, click here.

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