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Match Preview: Atlanta United vs. Toronto FC

May 7, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Atlanta United FC News Release

ATLANTA - Atlanta United returns to action Wednesday night when it hosts Toronto FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7 p.m. EST and will be televised on FOX Sports Southeast. For all statistics and media information, please visit our new Media Resources page and game notes.

Toronto FC is one of just three MLS teams Atlanta United has never beaten (Seattle, Cincinnati), as Atlanta is 0-1-3 versus Toronto with three meetings ending in 2-2 draws, including both matches played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta returns home where the team is tied for the most wins (regular season and playoffs) in the league since 2017 with 20.

Atlanta defeated Sporting Kansas City 3-0 May 5 at Children's Mercy Park to earn its second consecutive road victory and third win in the club's last four matches. Josef Martinez scored twice and Ezequiel Barco added a goal and an assist to earn MLS Player of the Week honors for the second time this season. Martinez and Barco are now tied for the team-lead in goals with four each and Martinez is Atlanta's all-time leading scorer against Toronto with four goals.

Toronto is coming off a 2-0 victory at Orlando City SC on May 4. Jonathan Osorio and Jay Chapman scored in the 65th and 77th minutes to give Toronto a win to begin its two-match road trip. Jozy Altidore leads Toronto with five goals and Alejandro Pozuelo has added four goals and a team-high six assists.

MATCH INFORMATION

Wednesday, May 8 | Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA |7 p.m. (EST)

Atlanta United (3-3-2, 11 points) vs. Toronto FC (5-2-1, 16 points)

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

English TV | FOX Sports Southeast

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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