Match Preview: Atlanta United vs. New England Revolution
ATLANTA -Atlanta United returns to action Saturday when it hosts New England Revolution at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The match, presented by Georgia Lottery, is set to kick-off at 7 p.m. EST and will be broadcast on MLS Season Pass and FS1 while fans can also tune-in to radio calls on 92.9 The Game, SiriusXM and La Mejor.
MLS Season Pass features every match of the regular season and Audi MLS Cup Playoffs with consistent match times and no blackouts. The service also features MLS Countdown, the live pre-game show before every match, live halftime reports, MLS 360 -- a fast-moving whip-around show that will provide live look-ins and analysis from all the key moments from every match, and MLS Wrap-up, the live post-game show. All matches feature commentary in English or Spanish, while matches involving Canadian teams will also have French commentary. Fans in the U.S. and Canada also have the option to select their home team's radio for broadcast audio on the Apple TV app where available.
Atlanta holds a 5-3-3 all-time record against New England in MLS regular season play: 4-1-1 at home and 1-2-2 on the road. The teams played to a 2-2 draw in their last meeting at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on May 15, 2022. Atlanta will be looking to build on its strong performance at home this season where the team is 5-1-1.
Atlanta ranks first in MLS in goals scored (29) and set piece goals (12) after Tyler Wolff added to each number with his second goal of the season to secure a 1-1 draw at Orlando City SC.
Atlanta features two of the top three chance creators in MLS this season in Thiago Almada and Brooks Lennon. Almada leads the league with 44 chances created and recorded four chances created Saturday against Orlando. The 21-year-old midfielder has now recorded 18 games with at least four chances created, which is the second-most since he entered the league in 2022 (Luciano Acosta, 19).
Almada also leads MLS with eight assists in 2023. His 20 assists since the beginning of the 2022 season is the second-highest total in the league, again trailing only Acosta with 22.
Miles Robinson has been dominant in aerial duels this season, winning a league-best 81.6 percent of his duels (min. 25 aerial duels).
New England heads into Matchday 16 in third place in the Eastern Conference with a 7-3-4 record and coming off a 3-3 draw at home against Chicago Fire FC. Bobby Wood leads the Revolution with four goals while Carles Gil has a team-best five assists and 31 key passes.
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