Match Preview, presented by Burnt Hickory Brewery: ATL UTD 2 at Chicago Fire II


Atlanta United 2 returns to action Thursday, August 3 when it travels to face Chicago Fire FC II at SeatGeek Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 p.m. EDT and will be streamed live on Apple TV - MLS Season Pass, while fans can also tune into the Soccer Down Here audio stream.

In ATL UTD 2's last match on Friday, July 28, the team fell 2-0 to Columbus Crew 2 at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground. Taha Habroune and Coleman Gannon each scored to help earn Crew 2 three points on the road.


Thursday, August 3 | SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview, Illinois | 7:00 p.m. ET

ATL UTD 2 (6-9-5, 24 points) vs. Chicago Fire II (6-7-7, 27 points)

Stream: MLS Season Pass

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In the previous meeting between the two clubs, Chicago Fire FC II was shut out 2-0 by Atlanta United 2 on Sunday, April 22 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia. Nick Firmino's fourth and fifth goals of the season handed the Fire their third straight loss with assists from Luke Brennan and Erik López. In that match, Atlanta United Academy player Cooper Sanchez became the youngest player to appear for ATL UTD 2 at 15 years old.


Atlanta enters Sunday's match with a 6-9-5-1 (W-L-T-SOW) record having dropped four of its last five matches. The team currently sits in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with 24 points. ATL UTD 2 is winless on the road this season (0-5-4), as the team sets to travel to Chicago for the second meeting between the two clubs. It will be crucial for Atlanta to get off on the front foot as the team is 5-2-3 when it scores first but 1-7-1 when it concedes the first goal of the match. The golden boot leader, Firmino, will look to add to his 12 goal total on the season after a brace performance in the previous meeting between the two clubs.


Chicago heads into Thursday's match against Atlanta with a 6-7-7 record, currently in 8th place in the Eastern Conference just three points ahead of Atlanta with 27. In Chicago's last outing, the team picked up the extra point with a 5-3 penalty shootout win after regulation ended 1-1 against New England Revolution II at home. It holds a 3-3-4 record at home as the team gets set to host Atlanta at SeatGeek Stadium on Thursday.