Atlanta United returns to action Saturday as it hosts Seattle Sounders FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The match, presented by Global Payments, is set to kick-off at 3 p.m. EST and will be nationally broadcast on ABC/ESPN Deportes.
- Atlanta holds an all-time record of 0-1-3 against Seattle: 0-0-1 at home and 0-1-2 on the road in the series. In the last meeting on May 23, 2021, the two clubs played to a 1-1 draw at Lumen Field.
- Gonzalo Pineda will face his former club for the first time. Pineda won U.S. Open Cup and Supporters’ Shield titles as a player with Seattle in 2014. He later served as an assistant coach for four and a half seasons (Jan. 2017- Aug. 2021), helping guide the club to three MLS Cup appearances and the MLS Cup title in 2019.
- Josef Martínez has scored in each of Atlanta’s last three matches against Seattle.
- Thiago Almada leads MLS in dribble success rate (min. 40 dribbles) at 70.37%, in addition to leading the team with 43 chances created.
- Seattle is coming off a 1-0 home win against FC Dallas on Tuesday, moving above the playoff line in the Western Conference and into sixth place with 32 points. Seattle is 3-7-1 on the road this season.
Saturday, Aug. 6 |Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA |3 p.m. (EST)
Atlanta United (6-9-7, 25 points) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (10-11-2, 32 points)
TV | ABC/ESPN Deportes
English Radio | 92.9 The Game, SiriusXM
Spanish Radio | La Mejor