Match Preview: Atlanta United vs. New York City FC

Atlanta United returns to action Saturday when it travels to Yankee Stadium to take on New York City FC. The match is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be broadcast on MLS Season Pass, while fans can also tune in to radio calls on 92.9 The Game and La Mejor. 

MLS Season Pass features every match of the regular season and Audi MLS Cup Playoffs with consistent match times and no blackouts. The service also features MLS Countdown, the live pre-game show before every match, live halftime reports, MLS 360 — a fast-moving whip-around show that will provide live look-ins and analysis from all the key moments from every match, and MLS Wrap-up, the live post-game show. All matches feature commentary in English or Spanish, while matches involving Canadian teams will also have French commentary. Fans in the U.S. and Canada also have the option to select their home team’s radio for broadcast audio on the Apple TV app where available. 

  • Atlanta holds a 2-5-4 all-time record against NYCFC in MLS regular season play: 2-1-2 at home and 0-4-2 on the road. NYCFC won the last meeting between the two sides 2-1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Oct. 9, 2022. 
  • Atlanta enters Matchday 7 in second place in the Eastern Conference standings on 13 points and at 4-1-1 has equaled the best start in club history through six MLS matches (2018). 
  • Atlanta has scored at least one goal in each of its first six matches, the longest scoring streak in consecutive games to start a season in club history.
  • After defeating New York Red Bulls for the first time in regular season play on Matchday 6, Atlanta is searching for another first on Saturday: a regular season road win at Yankee Stadium. The club will play four of its next five matches on the road, all against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Franco Ibarra won a career-high 15 duels against the Red Bulls, tying the most for a single match in MLS this season. The 21-year-old midfielder ranks second in the league in both duels won (60) and tackles won (17). 
  • NYCFC heads into Saturday in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-2-2 record, coming off a 1-1 draw at New England Revolution last weekend. The club has won both of its home matches in 2023, where it has historically been a tough place to play for visiting teams.

Ozzie Alonso is still in ACL recovery and Andrew Gutman is questionable after an adductor injury.


TV | MLS Season Pass

English Radio | 92.9 The Game

Spanish Radio | La Mejor

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