This Saturday, the Union will host new expansion club, Atlanta United FC. Both teams are below the playoff line behind the Montreal Impact. Atlanta sits in seventh just one point behind Montreal, whereas the Union sit in ninth sitting six points behind the playoff mark.
Both teams suffered midweek losses, with the Union struggling in their 3-0 loss to Toronto FC, and Atlanta United FC taking a 1-0 loss to last place D.C. United in a very scrappy game. The two sides will be looking to bounce back after these losses and pick up some vital points to keep the playoff picture alive.
Hopefully Jim Curtin can try and rally a down Union side and rebound to finish off this season strong. With Andre Blake back from his wrist injury and a possible return of Maurice Edu, along with the Union’s solid home record, they can hopefully win and get a huge three points before they travel north to face Minnesota United FC.
The Union will need to focus on keeping more of the ball and having good worthwhile possession in order to start up their attack the right away instead of banking on a counter-attacking style that we’ve seen from the squad as of late.
This is the first ever meeting between these two teams. It will hopefully provide an entertaining and exciting match. The Union will travel to face Atlanta again later in the season at the end of September.