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Preview: Atlanta United vs. New York Red Bulls | MLS is Back Tournament, Group E

2020 MLS is Back Tournament – Group E, Matchday 4
Atlanta United vs. New York Red Bulls
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Sat., July 11 – 8:00 PM ET

TV: FOX, TUDN; TSN in Canada

STREAMING: FOX Sports App, TUDN App; TSN App in Canada

Matchday 4 of the MLS is Back Tournament gets underway with a clash between Atlanta United and the New York Red Bulls on July 11.

This pits two of the Eastern Conference's most successful clubs of recent years against one another, and they'll each look to restart 2020 on a positive note.

Atlanta were one of four MLS teams to start the 2020 season with two wins, beginning with a 2-1 victory over Nashville SC in their season opener on Feb. 29. That result came at a crucial cost, however, as superstar forward Josef Martinez was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Sans Martinez, the Five Stripes bared down and got another 2-1 win over FC Cincinnati in their next match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on March 7.

The Red Bulls were given a scare by Cincinnati in their season opener, but came out with a 3-2 victory on March 1. They then picked up a 1-1 road draw against Real Salt Lake on March 7.

Atlanta United

We've received partial answers as to how the Five Stripes can fare without Josef Martinez, but the jury's still out. Some extra pressure certainly falls on stars Pity Martinez and Ezequiel Barco, two attacking midfielders from Argentina with lofty price tags. It's also worth noting that new winger Jurgen Damm won't be available for selection until after the tournament.

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Josef Martinez (F) - ACL surgery
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

New York Red Bulls

The Florida heat is bound to impact the Red Bulls' high-pressing style, so keep an eye out for how Chris Armas adjusts his team tactically. Otherwise, this is a familiar XI that can grind out results and has difference-makers in Daniel Royer and Kaku.

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: None
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup

  • Atlanta United: 0 wins, 5 goals
  • Red Bulls: 4 wins, 11 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Allen Chapman
  • Assistant Referees: Kyle Atkins, Jason White
  • 4th Official: Victor Rivas
  • VAR: Alex Chilowicz
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Current Form

Atlanta
W
W
W
L
W
W
NY Red Bulls
W
D
L
L
W
D

Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

Atlanta United FCNew York Red Bulls
2Games Played2
2Wins1
0Losses0
0Draws1
4Goals4
2Goals Conceded3
10Shots15
6Shots on Target8
21Fouls committed24
25Fouls suffered20
4Offside6
6Corners3

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
ATL0020042
RBNY0101042
01234+Avg
ATL001002
RBNY000103
01234+Avg
ATL001002
RBNY010001

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
ATL0200021
RBNY0110031.5
01234+Avg
ATL010001
RBNY001002
01234+Avg
ATL010001
RBNY010001
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