Match Preview: Atlanta United vs. D.C. United
ATLANTA – Atlanta United returns to action on Saturday, July 21 when it hosts D.C. United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta enters the match atop the Supporters’ Shield Standings (12-4-5, 41 points) while D.C. sits in 11th in the Eastern Conference (3-7-5, 14 points). The match, presented by Novelis, is scheduled to kick-off at 3:30 p.m. EST and will be nationally televised on Univision.
Atlanta is coming off a 1-1 draw against Seattle at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 15 in front of an MLS-record crowd of 72,243. Nicolas Lodeiro gave Seattle a 1-0 lead just before halftime after VAR ruled a penalty kick in favor of Seattle. Three minutes into the second-half, Josef Martínez headed in his 19th goal of the season on a cross from Julian Gressel to level the match.
D.C. United opened Audi Field with a 3-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps on July 14. Yamil Asad scored the first goal in the stadium’s history, while Paul Arriola scored a second-half brace. New signing Wayne Rooney made his D.C. debut in the 58th minute
Saturday, July 21|Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia|3:30 p.m. (EST)
Atlanta United (12-4-5, 41 points) vs. D.C. United (3-7-5, 14 points)
English TV | Univision
Spanish Radio | La Mejor 1600 AM
English Radio | 92-9 The Game (local)
2:30 p.m.: AT&T Countdown to Kickoff (FB Live/Periscope)
3 p.m.: The Pre-Game show (92-9 The Game)
- Atlanta United head coach Tata Martino
- On D.C. United, Wayne Rooney
- Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan
- On Wayne Rooney, D.C.
- Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel
- On D.C., competition in the team