Atlanta United 2 faces Sporting KC II Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 5:00 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on ESPN+.
Saturday, August 14 | Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas | 5:00 p.m. (ET)
ATL UTD 2 (5-7-7, 22 points) vs. SKC II (3-11-5, 14 points)
Talent: Carter Augustine (play-by-play) and Doug McLagan (analyst)
ATL UTD 2 is on the road for the next four games, which begins with SKC II on Saturday. Atlanta is coming off a tough 2-2 draw Wednesday night against OKC Energy FC. The team battled back from a one-goal deficit twice to earn a point at home. Robbie Mertz recorded his first goal and his third assist of the season, while David Mejia scored in his second-straight game. With Wednesday night’s draw, Atlanta sits in fourth place with 22 points and holds the final playoff spot in the Central Division.
Saturday’s match will be the third of four meetings between the two clubs this season. Last time the two sides met, SKC II won 1-0 by way of an early goal in the 38th minute from Enoch Muchagalusa. On Saturday, Kansas City returns home after a 4-2 loss at Birmingham Legion FC. Despite being even at half-time, Birmingham scored three goals in the second half to secure the win. Going into the weekend, SKC II sits in eighth place in the division with 14 points.