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Atlanta United vs. DC United | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 20
Atlanta United vs. D.C. United
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta
October 24 – 4:00 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US; on DAZN in Canada

LOCAL TVFOX Sports Southeast, WJLA 24/7 News

D.C. United are hoping to make it back-to-back wins and earn a measure of revenge for a lopsided home loss when they take Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Atlanta (5W-10L-4D) sit a point below the playoff line in the East after a 1-0 loss to Toronto FC Sunday night that extended a winless streak to four games, while D.C. United (3W-10L-6D) snapped a nine-match winless run with a 2-1 victory at FC Cincinnati Sunday.

This is the second meeting this year with Atlanta United celebrating a 4-0 win at Audi Field Oct. 3. Jon Gallagher struck for a brace and Brooks Lennon had a goal and two assists in Atlanta's most lopsided win of the season. 

Atlanta United

Brad Guzan made five saves and was minutes away from his sixth clean sheet of the season, but Pablo Piatti scored the winner one minute from full time to lift Toronto FC to a 1-0 victory. 

"It’s our job to regroup and get ready to go again next week," Guzan said. "That’s the only way. In terms of how do we change, whether you want to say bad luck or what not, change the results, you need to work that much harder in training."

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Josef Martinez (F) - ACL injury
    • OUT: Edgar Castillo (D) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Franco Escobar (D)
  • International duty:  None

D.C. United

Donovan Pines scored for a second consecutive game and Chris Odoi-Atsem netted the game-winning goal in the 78th minute in a 2-1 victory at FC Cincinnati Sunday. It was a special moment for Odoi-Atsem, two years removed from battling Hodgkins Lymphoma and enduring multiple rounds of chemotherapy.

"It's so awesome," interim coach Chad Ashton said after the match. "He's been through a lot and to continue to just work and work and work, it's just such a credit to him and I'm so happy for him. He's well-deserving to get that."

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Paul Arriola (M) - ACL injury
    • OUT: Mohammed Abu (M) - undisclosed injury
    • OUT: Ulises Segura (M) - undisclosed injury
    • OUT: Felipe (M) - ACL injury
    • OUT: Steve Birnbaum (D) - undisclosed injury
    • PROBABLE: Junior Moreno (M) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Frederic Brillant (D)
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Atlanta United

  • Atlanta United: 3 wins, 9 goals
  • D.C. United: 1 win, 5 goals
  • 0 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Armando Villarreal
  • Assistant Referees: TJ Zablocki, Jose da Silva
  • 4th Official: Sergii Demianchuk
  • VAR: Chris Penso
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Current Form

Atlanta
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D
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D.C. United
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D
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Season Stats

Atlanta United FCD.C. United
19Games Played19
5Wins3
10Losses10
4Draws6
18Goals17
22Goals Conceded33
125Shots129
65Shots on Target59
247Fouls committed221
280Fouls suffered229
34Offside38
87Corners74

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
ATL86401180.9
DC96400170.9
01234+Avg
ATL632000.6
DC523000.9
01234+Avg
ATL232011.4
DC441000.9

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
ATL86311221.2
DC63703331.7
01234+Avg
ATL721100.9
DC216011.8
01234+Avg
ATL142011.5
DC421021.7
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