Match Preview, presented by Burnt Hickory Brewery: ATL UTD 2 at Columbus Crew 2


Atlanta United 2 returns to action Thursday, June 15 when it travels to face Columbus Crew 2 at Historic Crew 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.

In ATL UTD 2's last match on Friday, June 9, the team fell 1-0 to Philadelphia Union II. Remi Okunlola made his first career start while Jackson Conway made his season debut with ATL UTD 2. Okunlola led the team in tackles with three and a 80% duel percentage in 90 minutes of play at right back.


Thursday, June 15 | Historic Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio | 7:00 p.m. ET

ATL UTD 2 (5-3-3, 19 points) vs. Columbus Crew 2 (7-4-1, 23 points)

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The team captain continues to be a leader for Atlanta United on the defensive end with a league-leading 40 interceptions having started 12 of the 13 games he's played in. Twumasi is also tied with Luke Brennan and Erik Centeno for the team lead in key passes with nine.


Reyes is one behind the league lead in clean sheets with four. Reyes has 30 saves on 37 shots faced this season, and he made four saves in his last start on Friday against Philadelphia. Atlanta is 5-4-0 with Reyes in goal.


Atlanta enters its match on Thursday with a 5-5-3-1 (W-L-T-SOW) record, currently in third place in the Central Division and seventh in the Eastern Conference with 19 points. Atlanta was held scoreless for the first time in 10 matches when the team fell to Philadelphia Union II 1-0 last Friday. ATL UTD 2 is the top team in MLS NEXT Pro in duel percentage with 53.4%. Atlanta is tied for ninth in the league with 22 goals, while being ranked 24th in shots on target (49). Atlanta has also suffered the most fouls in the league this year with 205. The team is still searching for its first road win of the season (0-3-3-1) as it continues its second of three consecutive road matches this Thursday versus Columbus Crew 2.


Columbus Crew 2 heads into Thursday's match at home with a 7-4-1 record, currently in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division with 23 points. Columbus is coming off a 2-1 win at home against Crown Legacy FC on Sunday, June 11. Crew 2 holds a 5-1-0 record when playing at home this season.