Starting XI

Starting XI and roster notes: Atlanta United travels to Nashville for MLS Rivalry Week

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Atlanta United Starting XI vs. Nashville SC

Brad Guzan (C), Brooks Lennon, Noah Cobb (Efrain Morales - 72'), Stian Gregersen (Luis Abram - 64'), Ronald Hernández (Xande Silva - 65'), Bartosz Slisz, Tristan Muyumba (Dax McCarty - 84'), Nick Firmino (Jamal Thiaré - 46'), Saba Lobjanidze, Caleb Wiley, Daniel Ríos

Atlanta United substitutes not used

Josh Cohen, Luke Brennan, Jay Fortune, Edwin Mosquera

Nashville SC Starting XI

Joe Willis, Daniel Lovitz, Jack Maher, Walker Zimmerman (C) (Brent Kallman - 64'), Shaq Moore (Josh Bauer - 46'), Anibal Godoy (Amar Sejdic - 80'), Jacob Shaffelburg, Sean Davis (Brian Anunga - 90'+1'), Hany Mukhtar, Sam Surridge, Tyler Boyd (Alex Muyl - 64')

Nashville SC substitutes not used

Elliot Panicco, Teal Bunbury, Taylor Washington


  1. NSH - Hany Mukhtar (PK) 40'
  2. ATL - Bartosz Slisz (Muyumba) 56'


  • ATL - Brad Guzan 🟨 37'
  • ATL - Stian Gregersen 🟨 44'
  • NSH - Sam Surridge 🟨 45+3' NSH - Josh Bauer 🟨 90'

Roster Notes

  • Daniel Ríos earns the start at striker. He goes up against his former team. He was Nashville SC’s first-ever MLS signing.
  • Stian Gregersen returns to the starting XI in an MLS match for the first time since March 17. The center back missed some time after undergoing meniscus surgery.
  • Nick Firmino makes his second MLS start on the season.
  • Dax McCarty is available off the bench. The veteran midfielder previously played for Nashville from 2000-2023 and was part of Nashville's inaugural roster. Read more of Dax's story in our latest Behind The Stripes
  • Atlanta United is sitting on 99 regular season wins in club history.

Player Availability

  • Thiago Almada and Giorgos Giakoumakis are both unavailable due to injury.
Starting XI Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United Saturday, May 18, 2024 GEODIS Park
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