Match Preview, presented by Burnt Hickory Brewery: ATL UTD 2 at New York Red Bulls II


Atlanta United 2 returns to action on Monday, Aug. 21 when the team travels to MSU Soccer Park to take on New York Red Bulls II. 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 Sunday, Aug. 13, the team fell to New England Revolution II 5-1 at Gillette Stadium. Jackson Conway scored his fourth goal of the season on a counter attack in the 19th minute. Luke Brennan cut back a pass to Conway making a run down the left wing for Brennan's fourth assist of the year as Conway slipped in the shot into the bottom right corner. Matías Gallardo made his team debut, coming on as a 85th minute substitute after his July 27 transfer from River Plate.


Atlanta United 2 earned its first point of the season with a 1-1 draw against New York Red Bulls II on April 2. Erik Lopez scored in the fourth minute of the match after intercepting a pass at the midfield line and taking it all the way into the box for his first goal of the season. New York tied the game in the 57th minute through Wiki Carmona to send the match to a penalty shootout. In penalties, New York's keeper AJ Marcucci made the only save to earn them the 5-4 shootout victory and extra point at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.


Atlanta enters Monday's match with a 7-11-5-1 (W-L-T-SOW) record overall and 0-7-4 on the road. The team currently sits in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with 27 points, six points behind the final playoff spot. ATL UTD 2 heads into Monday's meeting tied 12th in the league with 38 goals scored despite being ranked 24th in shots on target (87). ATL UTD 2 is tied for third in the league with headed goals with six. The team has featured 13 different goal scorers this year, led by Nick Firmino with 13.


New York comes into Monday's match against Atlanta with a 11-7-5 record, currently in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 41 points. New York sits one spot ahead of Atlanta in goals scored with 39. In its last outing, the team picked up three points on the road in a 5-0 shutout victory over Columbus Crew 2. Red Bulls holds a 6-4-1 record at home heading into the second matchup between the two clubs this season.