And just like that, we’re back
Following a big 3-1 win over Chicago on Saturday, Atlanta United undergoes a quick turnaround into Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinal action against fellow MLS side Philadelphia Union. Unlike Saturday’s match, this one will be nationally televised, which hopefully translates to less time confusedly flipping through TV guides and more time enjoying some #CCLFever.
This will be the first time in the Five Stripes’ three consecutive quarterfinal appearances that the opponent will not be a Liga MX side, the past two of which ended Atlanta’s run in the competition. Although Philadelphia is a more familiar league opponent, the two teams have not shared a pitch since the 2019 Eastern Conference Semifinal, which Atlanta won 2-0. Since then, the Union have gone on to claim a Supporters Shield in the 2020, but did not play United during the season (although that probably wouldn’t have made a difference, if we’re being honest).
A strong home result will be crucial for Atlanta to progress into the semifinals for the first time, so get ready with our match preview and lineup prediction, then join us below in the match thread as we watch the Five Stripes’ CCL run unfold.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) April 27, 2021
Philadelphia Union’s Lineup:
.@TheChampions Quarterfinals kickin’ off soon
— PhilaUnion (@PhilaUnion) April 27, 2021
How to Watch:
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Kickoff Time: Tuesday, April 27th; 8:06 PM ET
Available TV: FS1, TUDN
Available Streaming: FOX Sports GO, fuboTV (Free Trial)
Available Radio: N/A
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