Match Preview, presented by Burnt Hickory Brewery: ATL UTD 2 at Orlando City B


Atlanta United 2 returns to action Sunday, July 16 when it travels to face Orlando City B at Osceola Heritage Park. 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 Sunday, July 9, the team fell 3-1 to Crown Legacy FC. Luke Brennan scored his second goal of the year on a long pass into the box from Nick Firmino in the 68th minute.


Sunday, July 16 | Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida | 7:00 p.m. ET

ATL UTD 2 (6-6-5, 24 points) vs. Orlando City B (8-7-2, 27 points)

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Garces has taken over the starting role since the departure of Vicente Reyes to Norwich City FC. The homegrown keeper has started three of his first four games since coming back from a knee injury that kept him out of the first 13 games of the year. Garces has shown the ability to create from the back, completing 83% of his passes and six clearances. Garces holds a 65% save percentage, with 13 saves on 19 shots, and a penalty kick save.


Atlanta United 2 holds a 1-0-1 record versus Orlando City B this year. In the team's previous meeting on May 15, ATL UTD 2 played to a 2-2 draw at Osceola Heritage Park. Karim Tmimi scored his third goal of the season while Luke Brennan netted his first. In the second meeting on April 16, ATL UTD 2 hosted Orlando in a 3-1 victory. Nick Firmino netted his first brace of the year while Erik Lopez scored to help the team earn three points at home.


Atlanta enters Sunday's match with a 6-6-5-1 (W-L-T-SOW) record, currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference and third in the Central Division with 24 points. ATL UTD 2 leads MLS NEXT Pro in duel percentage with 53.2% and is fifth in passes intercepted (196). Kofi Twumasi leads the league with 51 interceptions. Atlanta is tied for ninth with 29 goals despite being 25th in shots taken (167). The team continues to search for its first road win of the season (0-4-4-1) as it travels to Kissimmee Florida to face Orlando City B. Atlanta is 6-2-1 at home.


Orlando heads into Sunday's match at home with a 8-7-2 record, currently in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, just three points ahead of Atlanta with 27. OCB is coming off a 6-2 loss on the road against Huntsville on Sunday, July 9. It holds a 5-1-2 record at home.