Match Preview

Match Preview: Atlanta United hosts D.C. United for Eastern Conference matchup


First Touches

Match Details

  • Date: Saturday, June 10
  • Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Tickets: View tickets
  • Theme: Pride Night - Learn more

How to watch, listen and live stream Atlanta United vs. D.C. United

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Atlanta United became only the second team this season to pick up a point at BMO Stadium against Los Angeles FC on Wednesday. Captain and goalkeeper Brad Guzan put on a show making eight saves within the match to shut out LAFC in the scoreless draw. On the other side, D.C. earned a 2-1 win last Saturday against Miami with two second-half goals. Both teams have only lost once in their last six matches.

Series History and Last Meeting

Atlanta owns the series between the two sides 8-6 and has won the last three matchups. In August of 2022, the 5-Stripes won 3-2 in a back-and-forth match in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. All three of Atlanta's goals were scored on headers, including the 69th minute game-winner from defender Juanjo Purata.

Players To Watch

Brad Guzan (Atlanta United) – The veteran goalkeeper had an amazing performance in Atlanta's last match on Wednesday. Guzan earned his 50th MLS regular season clean sheet with eight saves, five of which came in the first half. The 38-year-old showed no signs that he is coming off of an MCL tear from earlier in the season, although he returned weeks earlier than his projected timeline.

Christian Benteke (D.C. United) – After signing with D.C. in August 2022, Christian Benteke has become a staple in its attack, starting in all but one of its matches this season. The striker leads the team with eight goals on the season, and he scored his 150th career club goal in May in the 87th minute of D.C.'s match against Toronto FC.

Defender Andrew Gutman on Saturday's match against D.C.

"We're at home. We're at the Benz. The focus is on us. We want to dictate the tempo. We want to be in control of the game. Obviously, they have some qualities, especially in the attack, playing direct. We just got to be smart, but at the same time, I think we're going to create a lot of chances tomorrow."

D.C. United
Atlanta United
Head coach

Wayne Rooney

Gonzalo Pineda
2023 record (W-L-T)
6-6-5 (23 points)
6-4-7 (25 points)
Eastern Conference Standings
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Primary: Black-red, black
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