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MLS: New York City FC vs Atlanta United | 4 July, 5:00 AM (PST) 


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POTENTIAL STARTING LINEUPS: 

NEW YORK CITY FC: 

GK | Sean Johnson 

LB | Malte Amundsen 

RB | Tayvon Gray 

CB | Alexander Callens 

CB | Anton Tinnerholm 

MF | Nicolás Acevedo 

MF | Maximiliano Moralez 

MF | Maximiliano Moralez 

CF | Valentín Castellanos 

F | Talles Magno 

F | Héber Araujo dos Santos 

 

ATLANTA UNITED: 

GK | Rocco Ríos Novo 

LB | Mikey Ambrose 

RB | George Campbell 

CB | Alex DeJohn 

CB | Alan Franco 

MF | Emerson Hyndman 

MF | Matheus Rossetto 

MF | Marcelino Moreno 

CF | Ronaldo Cisneros 

F | Luiz Araújo 

F | Josef Martínez 

 

 

On a mission to reclaim first place in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer is New York City FC who will be kicking off against Atlanta United this Monday at the Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York.  

 

As of late, both teams haven’t quite been on their A-game with the Pigeons on a winless streak in their previous four games and Atlanta United, not being able to scrape out a win in seven of their straight road fixtures. Despite this, New York City FC still stands high in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with eight wins, four draws, and four losses. This gives them a total of 28 points. Their game against Cincinnati did not go without a fight as they were able to keep a level score up until the end against the underdogs through consistent back and forth pressure on the offensive. That being said, head coach Cushings believes that the team has plenty to work on regarding their defense as seen in the many games conceded lately if they want to make it to the first place slot in the Eastern Conference.   

 

On the other hand, Atlanta United stands a hefty number of spots below New York at 11th in the Eastern Conference with only five wins, four draws, and seven losses. Their total points amount to 19.  With another long-term injury sustained by Gonzalo Pineda amongst a handful of other seriously injured players in Atlanta, the team has been struggling to keep a good pace against their competition despite the talented roster that they have. This is clear to see when looking at their standing in the Eastern Conference in which they are five points back of a playoff spot. If the team wants to move up the ranks this season, they would have to work on their offensive pressure and not be shy to oppose the defense of their opponents.  

 

When we pin the two teams together, New York City has a total goal amount of 32 versus Atlanta’s 24. Their goal difference is 14-0, the assists at 20-14, and goals against at 17-24. Their last five head-to-head games had the Pigeons at the lead with three out of the five games. Thus, for this upcoming match, it is looking to be in the favor of New York City FC.  

 

5:00 AM (PST), Monday, July 4, 2022. Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York. 

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