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Starting IX and roster notes: Atlanta United Special Olympics Unified Team vs. RBNY Unified

Starting XI - 16x9

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Atlanta United Unified Team starting XI

No. 22 Alex Eberle (C) - Defender

  • Fun fact: Alex is so committed to Atlanta United that he has the club’s crest tattooed on his leg.

No. 11 Alex Evans - Forward

  • Fun fact: Alex has been hangliding and has been to the hottest place in the world, Death Valley California.

No. 18 Joe Villar - Defender

  • Fun fact: Joe is playing his third season at Atlanta’s Unified Team.

No. 23 Grace Chaplin (C) - Defender

  • Fun Fact: Grace's favorite TV shows include New Girl, The Office, and Community.

No. 3 Dylan Lenze - Midfielder

  • Fun fact: Dylan is a third-degree black belt.

No. 13 Emma Sim - Midfielder

  • Fun fact: Emma's favorite colors are orange and dusty mauve.

No. 19 Liam Stuart - Midfielder

  • Fun fact: Liam attends Gwinnett Tech and graduated in May.

No. 26 Xavier Hairston - Forward

  • Fun Fact: Xavier Hairston represented Atlanta United at Unified All-Star in Minneapolis last year.

No. 77 Dee Harden - Goalkeeper

  • Fun fact: Dee Harden loves to swim and rollerblade.

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No. 42 Anthony Hernandez

  • Fun fact: Anthony is playing his second year in Atlanta, joining us from Houston FC’s Unified Team in 2021.

No. 4 Ben Barrett

  • Fun fact: Ben taught himself how to play the piano.

No. 27 Nick Villar

  • Fun fact: After graduating from college, Nick will go on to work for Gallagher Insurance.

No. 8 Maggie Williams

  • Fun fact: Maggie has a pet axolotl named Kirby.

No. 9 Savion Brown

  • Fun fact: Savion was named after famous tap dancer, Savion Glover.

No. 17 Steven Russell

  • Fun fact: Steven, who is from Buford, was recently accepted to Kennesaw State University.

No. 21 Ike Eiswirth

  • Fun fact: Ike spent his last vacation rafting, hiking, climbing and repelling in Patagonia.

Roster Notes

  • Athlete Liam Stuart and partner Nick Villar were named to the Unified All-Star team. They'll be traveling to the All-Star location in Washington D.C. during MLS All-Star Weekend in July.
  • This is the second match of the season for Atlanta United Unified. They previously played Charlotte FC Unified to a scoreless draw. They'll go on the road again in September.

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