Major League Soccer features one of the much-awaited season opener matches between Atlanta United FC and NY Red Bulls tonight. The game kickoffs at the completely sold out (reportedly 54,000) Bobby Dodd Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET. The first-ever encounter between the two teams will be broadcast on FS1.
Date and Time: March 3rd, 2017 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium
TV: Fox Sports 1 (US)
Atlanta United comes off winning three of its four preseason games while netting a combined 11 goals.
Head coach Tata Martino may start with the similar playing XI as of Atlanta’s first three preseason matches, and a variant of the 4-2-3-1 formation is possible to be seen tonight.
Goalie: Alec Kann
Back line: Probably Greg Garza, Leandro González Pirez, Michael Parkhurst, and Tyrone Mears.
Central midfield duo: Mash-up of Chris McCann, Carlos Carmona, Julian Gressel, and Jeff Larentowicz.
Front line: Miguel Almirón, Tito Villalba, and Josef Martinez and Yamil Asad, who together made 10 of the team’s 11 goals in preseason.
Team New York would have sipped a lot of Redbull for real as they traveled straight to Atlanta on Thursday night after being knocked out from the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League with a 2-0 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Wright-Phillips is playing in today’s match, he has posted at least 15 goals in each of the last three MLS seasons, a feat only three other players in league history have attained.
U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Sacha Kljestan will hit off his first MLS season as the club’s new captain