The Philadelphia Union are down in the Peach State where they’ll open up their season series with Atlanta United FC later tonight. Even though they’re both Eastern Conference teams, the Union and Atlanta United only met twice last season, home and away. Atlanta grabbed a point on the road in their first meeting in late August, but the Union could not do the same when they went south a month later.
The Union head into this one riding their longest unbeaten streak of the season, beating the Chicago Fire, Real Salt Lake, and Montreal Impact and nearly beating the New York Red Bulls in the last three weeks. Atlanta has only won one of their last four, falling to fellow powerhouses Sporting Kansas City and the Red Bulls at home, and dropping points in New England. Despite their recent struggles, especially at home, Atlanta still sits atop the Supporters’ Shield standings and will be expected to consolidate their position against the Union tonight.
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Mark McKenzie, Auston Trusty, Ray Gaddis; Alejandro Bedoya, Haris Medunjanin; Marcus Epps, Borek Dockal, Fafa Picault; Cory Burke
Atlanta United: Brad Guzan; Franco Escobar, Michael Parkhurst, Chris McCann; Julian Gressel, Darlington Nagbe, Jeff Larentowicz, Mikey Ambrose; Miguel Almiron; Ezequiel Barco, Josef Martinez
How to watch
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
When: 7:30 PM ET, June 2, 2018
Streaming: ESPN+, MLS Live on DAZN (Canada)
Radio: Union Radio