Atlanta United FC vs D.C. United

Two of the best forwards in the MLS square off as D.C. United’s Wayne Rooney and Atlanta’s Josef Martinez look to put their squads at the top of the pyramid in the Eastern Conference. Is this matchup a preview to a future Eastern Conference final?

How to Watch

Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

When: Sunday, July 21st at 4:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): TV: ESPN+. Atlanta Radio: 92.9 FM. D.C. United Radio: 106.7 FM.

Team Notes

Atlanta United FC

Through ten games this year, Atlanta United FC has posted the record of 10-8-3 (W-L-D) with 33 goals scored and 25 allowed.

Atlanta United FC stands in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference, with 33 points on the season.

Atlanta has improved to 10-1 odds to win the MLS Championship.

D.C. United

Through 22 games, D.C. United has a record of 9-5-8 (W-L-D) for 35 points with 33 goals scored against the 26 they’ve allowed.

D.C. United are in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference, just one point behind Philadelphia for the lead in the Eastern Conference..

The D.C. United are 12-1 to claim the MLS Championship in November.

Goalie Notes

Atlanta United FC: Brad Guzan (10-8-3, 0.80 goals allowed per game)

The Atlanta United FC keeper posted his first clean sheet in his last six starts, with the 5-0 win over Houston.

  • Guzan has allowed ten goals in his last four starts, for an out-of-character goals against average of 2.5 per game.
  • Atlanta United FC’s keeper only had to make one save against a weak Houston attack on Wednesday.
  • Guzan has been named to the MLS All-Star team and could potentially start against Atlético Madrid.

D.C. United: Bill Hamid (8-5-8, 1.10 goals allowed per game)

Hamid sat out the match against Cincinnati, allowing Chris Seitz to make his first start of the season in goal. Expect Hamid to start against Atlanta on Sunday.

  • One of the reasons that Hamid got the breather is that keeper has been victorious in just one of his last nine appearances.
  • Hamid ranks first in the MLS in saves with 84.
  • Hamid has eight clean sheets this season, 2nd in MLS next to Brad Guzan’s total of nine.

Players to Watch

Atlanta United FC

Atlanta’s Darlington Nagbe, Brandon Vasquez, and Julian Gressel scored goals in the 5-0 win against Houston last weekend. Josef Martinez led the team with two goals in the match.

  • Martinez leads the club in goals scored with 15. He also has two assists.
  • Pity Martinez and Julian Gressel have posted five assists to lead Atlanta in 2019.
  • Martinez has scored ten goals this season on the pitch at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

D.C. United

Lucas Rodriguez scored two goals and Wayne Rooney and Paul Arriola added one each in D.C. United’s 4-1 win over FC Cincinnati on Thursday.

  • Not only did Rooney have a goal in the match against Cincinnati, but he added an assist.
  • Rooney has netted three goals in his last seven MLS matches.
  • Luciano Acosta has gone four matches without a goal after scoring in back-to-back contests.

Last Five Games

Atlanta United FC

  • Atlanta United FC has a record of 2-2-1 in their last five matches.
  • In their last five games, Atlanta United FC has a plus-one goal differential.
  • Atlanta United FC has scored 12 goals in their last five games.

D.C. United

  • D.C. United has scored eight goals in their last five matchups.
  • D.C. United won their first road game on Thursday since April 24th.
  • D.C. United is 2-1-2 in their last five matches.

Game Odds

Match

Sportsbook Atlanta United FC Tie DC United Link
888Sport NJ -175 +325 +380

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Total

Sportsbook Over 2.5 Under 2.5 Link
888Sport NJ -177 +145

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