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- Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4
- Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m.
- Location: Subaru Park
- Tickets: View tickets
How to watch, listen and live stream Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United
Atlanta United enters October after going undefeated the previous month. The team won twice and drew twice and outscored opponents 12-6 during the month of September. Last time out, Atlanta United scored four goals to defeat CF Montréal 4-1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Two players, Thiago Almada and Xande Silva, earned Team of the Matchday honors for their performances. Meanwhile, Philadelphia also didn't drop a match during September. The Union finished the month with one win and five draws to keep a steady pace heading into the final weeks of the MLS regular season.
Series History and Last Meeting
Atlanta owns the edge in the series history with a 5-3-4 all-time record with Philadelphia Union. However, the 5-Stripes haven't won on the road in Pennsylvania since 2018. Last time these two teams met was earlier this season on Atlanta United's home turf. Thiago Almada recorded a goal and an assist and Brooks Lennon scored in his 100th regular season appearance to lead Atlanta United to a 2-0 shutout win over the defending Eastern Conference champions.
Players To Watch
Giorgos Giakoumakis (Atlanta United) – The race for the Golden Boot is on and Atlanta United's striker is in the mix. Giorgos Giakoumakis has scored 15 goals on the season, tied for most in MLS. He joins Hany Mukhtar of Nashville SC and Luciano Acosta of FC Cincinnati at the top of the leaderboard. With three matches remaining in Atlanta United's regular season, Giakoumakis will be looking to gain some separation from the other two leaders each minute he's on the pitch.
Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union) – A player who will be looking to deny a chance for Giakoumakis to move up in the Golden Boot race is none other than Philadelphia's star shot-stopper. Goalkeeper Andre Blake is coming off a big-time performance in the team's last match against Columbus Crew over the weekend. Blake made eight saves to help the Union earn a point and remain in the top four in the Eastern Conference standings, a performance that put the 32-year-old keeper on the MLS Team of the Matchday.