Match Preview

Match Preview: Atlanta United kicks off double matchweek against D.C. United


First Touches

Match Details

  • Date: Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Audi Field
  • Tickets: View tickets

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

Recent Form

Atlanta has gone 3-1-1 (W-L-D) since returning from the Leagues Cup break in mid-August. Its most recent win, a 5-2 home victory over Inter Miami CF, was a great team performance to build momentum before heading into this double matchweek. On the other side, D.C. United has recorded back-to-back scoreless draws and is fighting for points to stay above the playoff line.

Series History and Last Meeting

Atlanta has been the dominant side between the two teams, holding a series record of 9-6. Atlanta's most recent win over D.C. came earlier this season at home in June. Goals from Giorgos Giakoumakis, Andrew Gutman and Tyler Wolff secured a 3-1 win, which was Atlanta's sixth result within a seven-match unbeaten run.

Players To Watch

Brooks Lennon (Atlanta United) – It's hard to choose just one 5-Stripe to watch out for after Saturday's impressive performance from nearly everyone on the pitch. However, Lennon possesses offensive qualities as a defender that has proven to be difficult for other teams to combat. The fullback recorded 1g/1a and maintained an 88.6% passing accuracy against Miami to earn a spot on the MLS Team of the Matchday 32.

Christian Benteke (D.C. United) – The striker continues to lead the attack for D.C. this season with 10 goals. Benteke recorded a brace earlier this month against Chicago Fire, and he ended the night with five shots and 14 duels won in D.C.'s most recent draw against Charlotte FC.

D.C. United
Atlanta United
Head coach
Wayne Rooney
Gonzalo Pineda
MLS 2023 record (W-L-T)
9-12-8 (35 points)
12-8-9 (45 points)
Eastern Conference standings
Kit colors
Secondary: White, white
Third: Green-blue, black
Leading scorer (MLS)
Christian Benteke (10)
Giorgos Giakoumakis (14)
Leagues Cup

Leagues Cup

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Resurgens Kit

Resurgens Kit

Blue is a nod to the renewal of Atlanta. Yellow represents Atlanta’s vibrant history and identity. This is Atlanta United's latest community kit.