Atlanta United returns to action Saturday when it visits FC Cincinnati at TQL Stadium in the final match of the regular season. The match is set to kick-off at 6 p.m. ET 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 2023 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 has clinched a berth in the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs and enters Decision Day in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings on 50 points. Atlanta can finish fifth, sixth or seventh depending on Saturday’s results.
- Atlanta holds a 5-2-4 all-time record against Cincinnati in MLS regular season play: 3-1-2 at home, 2-0-2 on the road and 0-1-0 at a neutral site. Cincinnati won the first meeting this season 2-1 on Aug. 30 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
- The match will feature the top two players in MLS in goal contributions. Luciano Acosta leads the league with 29 (16 goals, 13 assists), one ahead of Thiago Almada with 28 (11 goals, 17 assists). Almada’s 28 goal contributions is the third-highest single-season total in club history, trailing only Josef Martínez (37 in 2018, 31 in 2019).
- The MVP candidate is the third player in club history to record at least 10 goals and 10 assists in a single season, joining Miguel Almirón and Tito Villalba.
- Almada leads MLS with 17 assists, 15 of which have been primary assists. Sacha Kljestan is the only player with more primary assists in a single season (16) since 2010.
- Set pieces have been a strength for Atlanta in 2023 as the team ranks tied for third in MLS with 18 set piece goals. It has also scored nine goals from corner kicks, the second-most in MLS, equaling the club record set in 2022.
- Cincinnati clinched the Supporters’ Shied and overall top seed in the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs and could become just the fourth team in MLS history to reach 70 points with a win on Saturday. Acosta leads the team in goals and assists, and former Atlanta striker Brandon Vazquez ranks second with eight goals.
Ozzie Alonso (leg) is questionable for the match. Machop Chol (hamstring) and Tyler Wolff (thigh) are out.
Saturday, Oct. 21 | TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio, | 6 p.m. (ET)
Atlanta United (13-9-11, 50 points) vs. FC Cincinnati (20-5-8, 68 points)
TV | MLS Season Pass
English Radio | 92.9 The Game
Spanish Radio | La Mejor