Match Preview

Atlanta United 2 Continues Three-Match Road Trip with Sunday Duel Against Inter Miami CF II


Atlanta United 2 continues its three-match road trip with a Sunday matchup against Inter Miami CF II on June 30. The match is scheduled to kick off at 6:00 p.m. ET at Chase Stadium and will be streamed on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. Fans can also tune in to the Soccer Down Here audio stream.

Scouting Report
Inter Miami CF II lies in 10th place in the Eastern Conference heading into the match, holding a 5-6-3 record with 18 points. Miami has let in the seventh most number of goals this season, having conceded 27 goals through just 14 matches. Atlanta will certainly look to get on the board early and settle the match, as all of ATL UTD 2’s wins this season have come when it scores before its opponent. On the defensive end of the pitch, Atlanta is going to be on the lookout for forward Ryan Carmichael, who leads Miami in both scoring and assists with four apiece.

Last Time Out
ATL UTD 2 began its three-match road trip playing Orlando City B to a 2-2 draw before falling in penalties 5-3. Atlanta went down in the 11th minute after a scramble in the box left the net open for Jhon Solis to slot a shot away for a 1-0 lead. Nick Firmino got Atlanta on the board in the 70th after Alan Carleton floated a well-placed cross to the back post for Firmino to send a header past the hands of the keeper. ATL UTD 2 built on its lead late in the match after Carleton intercepted a pass above Atlanta’s box before carrying the ball on the counterattack and laying off a pass for Karim Tmimi at the top of the opposing 18, who got off a shot that nutmegged his defender and keeper to take a 2-1 lead in the 88th minute. Orlando equalized in the 95th minute after Favian Loyola dribbled past his defender outside the box before taking a shot just outside the 18, which rolled just past the reach of Cohen to the bottom right corner of goal. The two sides traded successful conversions in the penalty shootout for the extra point before Carleton had his shot saved after going to the lower right corner.

Previous Meeting
Atlanta United 2 holds a 1-1-1 (W-L-D) record against Inter Miami CF II. The last meeting between the two squads ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw after regulation at Fifth Third Stadium, with ATL UTD 2 going on to take the extra point on penalties after going 5-3 in the shootout. Noah Cobb, Kofi Twumasi and Firmino each scored in the match.