Match Preview: ATL UTD 2 vs Nashville SC
ATLANTA - Atlanta United 2 will face Nashville SC Saturday night at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be streamed live on ESPN+.
Saturday, May 4 | Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw, Georgia | 7:30 p.m. (EST)
ATL UTD 2 (3-4-1, 10 points) vs. Nashville SC (3-2-2, 11 points)
Talent: Jon Nelson (play-by-play) and Jason Longshore (analyst)
ATL UTD 2 returns to Kennesaw following a 2-0 loss at Ottawa on April 28. Fury FC scored in each half as Atlanta was shutout for just the third time this season despite taking 10 shots. After missing more than a month due to a hamstring injury, defender Tyler Ruthven returned to the starting lineup in his first appearance since the season opener against Hartford on March 9.
Nashville played to a 2-2 draw against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC April 27 at Highmark Stadium. Kenneth Tribbett scored in the 41st minute and Bradley Bourgeois doubled Nashville's lead in the 66th. However, Pittsburgh found two late goals when Christian Volesky cut the deficit in half in the 88th, followed by a Kosuke Kimura own goal in the 90+1 minute to equalize. The point put Nashville above the playoff line with 11 points, one ahead of five other teams, including Atlanta.
ATL UTD 2 has yet to defeat Nashville, falling in each of the teams' three matchups last season.
ABOUT ATL UTD 2
ATL UTD 2 is owned and operated by AMB Sports & Entertainment and is the United Soccer League Championship (USL Championship) affiliate of Major League Soccer's Atlanta United. ATL UTD 2 joined the USL for its expansion 2018 season and plays its home matches at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia.
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