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Atlanta United Adds Sixth Preseason Opponent

January 26, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Atlanta United FC News Release


ATLANTA - Atlanta United today announced the club has added a sixth preseason match against Tepatitlán FC to be played Sunday, Feb. 13 while the team is in Mexico. It will be the second match Atlanta plays that day after taking on Chivas Guadalajara. Both matches will be played at Chivas' Verde Valle training facility and are closed to the public.

The club also announced it will stream each of its remaining preseason matches live on ATLUTD.com/live, including all three matches in Mexico. Atlanta is scheduled to open its 2022 MLS Regular Season on Sunday, Feb. 27 against Sporting Kansas City at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (3 p.m., FS1/FOX Deportes).

After playing Georgia Storm on Jan. 25, the club will continue its preseason with its second match against Georgia Revolution on Jan. 30 (12:00 p.m.) at the Turner Soccer Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. The match, presented by Piedmont Healthcare, sold out to Season Ticket Members earlier on Wednesday and the club also announced that a portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation. Media interested in attending must RSVP to johannes.schneider@atlutd.com by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26.

Atlanta will then travel to Guadalajara and train daily at Club Atlas Colomos in Zapopan, Mexico. It's first match at Colomos will be against Celaya FC and will be open to media. Atlanta will then play two matches Feb. 13, playing Tepatitlán FC after its match against Chivas. Tepatitlán FC is currently in Mexico's second division and will join Celaya as the second Liga de Expansión MX opponent for Atlanta this preseason. Tepatitlán won the league' Clausura - winning the Guardianes 2021 by defeating Atlético Morelia in the tournament final. A week later it won the 2020-21 season by defeating Apertura champions Tampico Madero in penalties.

After returning from Mexico, Atlanta will play its final preseason match at Birmingham Legion FC on Feb. 20 at Protective Stadium. Ticket information for the match will be announced in the coming weeks.

Remaining Atlanta United Preseason schedule

Date Event MEDIA PUBLIC Location

Jan. 30 MATCH vs. Georgia Revolution OPEN OPEN Athens, Ga.

Feb. 6 MATCH vs. Celaya FC OPEN CLOSED Guadalajara, Mexico

Feb. 13 MATCH vs. Chivas CLOSED CLOSED Guadalajara, Mexico

Feb. 13 MATCH vs. Tepatitlán FC CLOSED CLOSED Guadalajara, Mexico

Feb. 20 MATCH at Birmingham Legion FC OPEN OPEN Birmingham, Ala.


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