Atlanta United 2 Travels to Take on Rivals Chattanooga FC


Atlanta United 2 continues its two-match road trip when it takes on rival club Chattanooga FC at Finley Stadium on Saturday night, May 25. The contest is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 p.m. ET and will be streamed on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

Scouting Report
Chattanooga FC comes into the match sitting in second place in the Eastern Conference with 20 points and a 5-2-3 record. The independent club has hit the ground running since joining MLS NEXT Pro this season, having scored the third most goals so far in 2024 with a total of 19 and a goal differential of +7. Chattanooga’s attack will be challenging to contain, as three players have tallied four goals for Chattanooga this year while midfielder Taylor Gray’s six assists lead all of MLS NEXT Pro. Though Atlanta’s defense has been tested against this squad already this season and are the only team to shut out Chattanooga in 2024.

Last Time Out
ATL UTD 2 is hot off its first road win of the season following a 3-2 shootout win over Huntsville City FC at Joe Davis Stadium on May 18. Midfielder Javier Armas netted his fourth goal of the 2024 campaign in the 30th minute when he fired off a long-range shot that bounced to the bottom left corner of the net. Academy defender and Army commit Miles Hadley opened his scoring account in the 52nd minute after slotting away a shot from the center of the box to put Atlanta up 2-0. Huntsville pulled one back in the 67th after Forster Ajago connected on a cross at the center of the box. Karim Tmimi gave ATL UTD 2 some breathing room in the 88th minute after sending in an attempt following a corner kick for his third of the year. Ajago claimed another in the 90th before the final whistle blew to end the match 3-2.

Previous Meeting
Atlanta United 2 holds a 1-0-0 (W-L-D) record against Chattanooga FC, with the first meeting between the two clubs ending in a nail-biting 1-0 home victory over Chattanooga earlier this season on April 24, 2024. Javier Armas scored the lone goal of the match off a penalty in the first half while Atlanta United goalkeeper Josh Cohen made his club debut in the clean sheet win.