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Date: Sunday, March 11th
Kickoff: 3:00 PM ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, Georgia)
In what’ll be a sort of a homecoming for D.C. United’s Yamil Asad, Atlanta United will host D.C. United in the second week of MLS fixtures. Both teams are looking to get their first wins of the year after Atlanta fell 4-0 to the Houston Dynamo and D.C. United drew Orlando City 1-1.
In Atlanta’s first season in MLS last year, they met with D.C. three times. Despite D.C. going through a horrendous season, the black and red took all three games despite Atlanta being in high-flying form going into those games.
For Atlanta, the biggest key to winning is remaining calm from the moment the game begins. The storyline surrounding this match is that they’ve never beaten D.C. United. Combine that with last week’s result against Houston, it won’t be hard for fans and media to start wondering if Atlanta will live up to the expectations set from last season’s successes. Atlanta has the luxury of playing at home in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in front of an expected large crowd. The new and improved D.C. is still gelling together, so Atlanta will have chances to take advantage of miscommunications.
D.C. United can come in as the role of spoiler. To have the chance to not only get four points from the first two games a solid start but to put a preseason MLS Cup contender in a deeper hole is something that’ll motivate the D.C. team. The black and red showed good signs in its first match at Orlando, most notably the central midfield chemistry between Junior Moreno and Ulises Segura. New signing Yamil Asad found the back of the net in that match, but now he’s facing his old team. If Asad can get over the homecoming feeling and if D.C. rattles Atlanta’s momentum, Ben Olsen could see himself in a good position after the match.