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Match Preview: Atlanta United vs. New York City FC

September 24, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Atlanta United FC News Release

ATLANTA - Atlanta United returns to action Wednesday against New York City FC at Yankee Stadium in a battle of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference standings. The match is set to kick-off at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised on FOX Sports South. For all statistics and media information, please visit our Media Resources page and Game Notes.

New York City sits in first place in the Eastern Conference standings with 58 points and is 10-1-5 at home in MLS play in 2019. Atlanta enters the match trailing NYCFC by four points with three games remaining in the regular season.

This will be the sixth all-time regular season meeting between the two sides and Atlanta holds a 2-1-2 record. Atlanta has also won both post-season matches, including a 1-0 win in its last trip to Yankee Stadium last November in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. In all competitions, Atlanta is 1-1-1 at Yankee Stadium. Atlanta won the first meeting this season 2-1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium August 11 behind a Josef Martinez brace.

Atlanta is coming off a 3-1 win against San Jose Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Justin Meram scored his fourth goal of the season for the game's opening goal and San Jose leveled the match to make it 1-1 at halftime. Emerson Hyndman scored the game-winning goal in the 90th minute and Pity Martinez added his fourth goal of the season in stoppage time to seal the victory.


Wednesday, Sept. 25 | Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NY |7 p.m. (ET)

Atlanta United (17-11-3, 54 points) vs. New York City FC (16-5-10, 58 points)


TV | FOX Sports South

Spanish Radio | La Mejor 1600 AM

English Radio | 92-9 The Game

Pre-match coverage:

6 p.m.: AT&T Countdown to Kickoff (FB Live/Periscope)

6:30 p.m.: The Pre-Game show (92-9 The Game)

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