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Match Preview: ATL UTD 2 vs Tampa Bay Rowdies

Atlanta United 2 heads to Tampa, Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the third match of a four-match road swing. The match at Al Lang Stadium is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be streamed live on ESPN+.

MATCH INFORMATION

Saturday, August 22 | Al Lang Stadium, Tampa, Florida | 7:30 p.m. (EST)

ATL UTD 2 (1-6-3, 6 points) vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (5-0-3, 18 points)

Stream: ESPN+

Link: here

ATL UTD 2 continues its longest road stretch of the season when they head to Tampa to take on the Group H-leading Rowdies on Saturday night. Amadou Macky Diop has scored in two consecutive matches and leads the team with five goals. Jack Gurr scored his first career goal in the team’s last match at Miami. Ben Lundgaard leads USL Championship in saves coming into this weekend’s contest. 

Tampa Bay are one of four teams still undefeated this season in USL Championship. The team is led by Sebastian Guenzatti who has four goals and one assist. Leo Fernandes has added three goals, while Evan Louro has produced four clean sheets in eight matches in 2020.

Saturday’s contest is the third of four scheduled matches between the sides this season. The Rowdies have won both matches, with the most recent victory coming on Aug. 12 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Forrest Lasso and Juan Tejada scored in a 2-0 victory for Tampa Bay. ATL UTD 2 is looking for its first victory against the Rowdies all time.

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