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Atlanta United vs. DC United | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season – Week 20
Atlanta United vs. D.C. United
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta
July 21 – 4:00 PM ET

TV: ESPN, TSN2

STREAMING: WatchESPN

After a comprehensive midweek win over the Houston Dynamo, Atlanta United are seeking revenge for an early season defeat at Audi Field when they host rival D.C. United Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Atlanta (10-8-3) took full advantage of an early Alberth Elis red card to roll over the Dynamo, 5-0, Wednesday night at home. Darlington Nagbe opened the scoring with his first goal in a Five Stripes uniform in the 27th minute and Brandon Vazquez doubled the advantage two minutes later. Josef Martinez added a second-half brace and Julian Gressel put the finishing touches on the rout in the 88th minute.  

D.C. United (9-5-8) also enjoyed a comprehensive midweek win, defeating FC Cincinnati, 4-1, Thursday at home. Lucas Rodriguez scored a goal in each half, including the go-ahead goal after an Emmanuel Ledesma leveler from the penalty spot. Wayne Rooney and Paul Arriola added goals nine minutes apart to put the expansion side away. 

In the first meeting this season, Arriola and Luciano Acosta struck for the Black-and-Red in a season-opening 2-0 win on March 3.

 Atlanta
Atlanta vs. D.C. United

Sunday, July 21 at 4:00 pm ET
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

 D.C. United

Atlanta United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: George Bello (D) - right adductor injury
    • OUT: Hector Villalba (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Kevin Kratz (M) - quad injury
    • OUT: Ezequiel Barco (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Florentin Pogba (D) - left thigh injury
    • OUT: Brek Shea (D) - knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Mikey Ambronse (D) - left thigh spasms
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Mo Adams (M)
  • International duty:  None

D.C. United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Oniel Fisher (D) - knee surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Chris Odoi-Atsem (D) - hip injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Frederic Brillant (D), Paul Arriola (M), Russell Canouse (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Atlanta

  • Atlanta: 2 wins, 7 goals
  • D.C. United: 1 win, 5 goals
  • 0 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Allen Chapman
  • Assistant Referees: Jason White, Micheal Barwegen
  • 4th Official: Nima Saghafi
  • VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
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Current Form

Atlanta
L
W
L
D
L
W
D.C. United
D
W
D
L
D
W

Season Stats

Atlanta United FCD.C. United
21Games Played22
10Wins9
8Losses5
3Draws8
33Goals31
25Goals Conceded24
237Shots199
101Shots on Target85
208Fouls committed270
239Fouls suffered250
34Offside31
110Corners100

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
ATL39531331.6
DC77332311.4
01234+Avg
ATL053212
DC342211.6
01234+Avg
ATL342101.1
DC431111.2

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
ATL94521251.2
DC87511241.1
01234+Avg
ATL631100.7
DC532111.2
01234+Avg
ATL314111.7
DC343001
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— Darren Eales (@DEalesATLUTD) July 21, 2019
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