Starting XI

Starting XI and roster notes: Atlanta United faces FC Cincinnati at TQL Stadium on Decision Day


Atlanta United Starting XI vs. FC Cincinnati

Brad Guzan (C), Ronald Hernández, Miles Robinson, Luis Abram, Caleb Wiley (Brooks Lennon - 90'), Matheus Rossetto, Tristan Muyumba (Juanjo Purata - 90'), Thiago Almada, Saba Lobjanidze (Edwin Mosquera - 63'), Xande Silva (Jay Fortune - 75'), Giorgos Giakoumakis (Jamal Thiaré - 77')

Atlanta United reserves not used

Miguel Berry, Derrick Etienne Jr., Amar Sejdić, Quentin Westberg

Scoring Summary

  1. ATL - Giorgos Giakoumakis (Lobjanidze, Almada) 12' ⚽
  2. CIN - Dominique Badji (Powell, Acosta) 25' ⚽
  3. ATL - Giorgos Giakoumakis (Almada) 32' ⚽
  4. CIN - Luciano Acosta (Barreal, Murphy) 45+2' ⚽


  • ATL - Thiago Almada (yellow) 36' 🟨
  • ATL - Thiago Almada (yellow, red) 51' 🟨 🟥
  • CIN - Matt Miazga (yellow) 73' 🟨
  • ATL - Jamal Thiaré (yellow) 85' 🟨

Roster Notes

  • The match featured the top two players in MLS in goal contributions. Luciano Acosta of FC Cincinnati leads the league with 29 (16 goals, 13 assists), one ahead of Atlanta's Thiago Almada with 28 (11 goals, 17 assists).
  • Almada's 28 goal contributions is the third-highest single-season total in club history, trailing only Josef Martínez (37 in 2018, 31 in 2019).
  • The result means Atlanta United placed sixth in the Eastern Conference and will face 3-seed Columbus Crew in the first round of the playoffs. Here's what Round One of the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs looks like for the 5-Stripes.

Player Availability

  • Machop Chol underwent successful surgery and will miss the rest of the 2023 season.
Starting XI Atlanta United faces FC Cincinnati at TQL Stadium on Decision Day 2023
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