Atlanta United 2 Hits the Road to Face Huntsville City FC on Saturday


Atlanta United 2 kicks off a back-to-back road trip this Saturday, May 18 as the club travels to take on division rivals Huntsville City FC at Joe Davis Stadium. The contest is scheduled to kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET and will be streamed on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, while fans can also tune in to the Soccer Down Here audio stream.

Atlanta United Equinox
Seven Atlanta United squads will take the pitch on Saturday, May 18 as a part of the Atlanta United Equinox. The day’s slate kicks off with Atlanta United’s U-17 squad facing off against Orlando City’s U-17s at 9 a.m. ET and can be streamed HERE. Atlanta United’s First Team will then take the pitch against Nashville SC at Geodis Park at 1:45 p.m. ET before Atlanta and Nashville’s Unified Teams face off following that match. Atlanta United will be hosting a live stream for the Unified match and can be found HERE. ATL UTD 2 will round things out against Huntsville at 8:00 p.m. ET. Atlanta United’s U-15s, U-14s and U-13s will also play during Saturday’s Equinox.

Scouting Report
Huntsville City FC comes into the match hungry for a result as the Alabama side currently sits last in the Eastern Conference without a win and the lowest point total in MLS NEXT Pro this season (0-5-3, 3 points). Midfielder Jonathan Bolaños will be a player to keep an eye on as he leads Huntsville’s offense, having scored three goals in seven appearances while also leading the squad in key passes with 20. On top of Bolaños, Atlanta will also look to contain Brennan Creek’s chance creation, as the 25-year-old has recorded three assists so far in 2024.

Last Time Out
ATL UTD 2 is returning to the pitch after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Carolina Core FC on Wednesday, May 8. Atlanta dominated the match on the stat sheet, having outshot the North Carolina side 16-6 and forcing a club record 15 corner kicks. Canadian midfielder Noble Okello scored his first goal of the season in the 31st minute after Erik Centeno darted up the right flank and whipped in a ball for Okello to get off a right-footed volley over Carolina’s defense. Carolina Core struck back quickly, capitalizing on quick and unexpected chances and equalized in the 43rd minute before taking the lead in the 47th. Despite Atlanta’s efforts, the home side could not find the back of the net in the second half.

Head Coach Steve Cooke received two yellow cards in the match, meaning he will be suspended for this weekend’s match. Assistant Coach Jose Silva will stand in his place on the sideline.

Previous Meeting
Atlanta United 2 holds a 1-1-0 (W-L-D) record against Huntsville City FC, with the last meeting between the two sides ending in a 2-1 away victory over Huntsville on September 10, 2023. Atlanta’s Machop Chol and Jackson Conway found the back of the net, with Conway’s goal coming in the 96th to clinch the win for Atlanta.