Starting XI and roster notes: Atlanta United hosts Philadelphia Union for marquee Sunday matchup 


Atlanta United Starting XI vs. Philadelphia Union

Brad Guzan (C), Brooks Lennon, Ronald Hernández, Juanjo Purata, Luis Abram, Caleb Wiley (Andrew Gutman - 86'), Franco Ibarra (Santiago Sosa - 86'), Amar Sejdić (Ozzie Alonso - 86'), Thiago Almada, Machop Chol (Tyler Wolff - 63'), Giorgos Giakoumakis (Miguel Berry - 30')

Atlanta United reserves not used

Noah Cobb, Aiden McFadden, Matheus Rossetto, Quentin Westberg

Philadelphia Union Starting XI

Joe Bendik, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo, Nathan Harriel, José Martínez (Joaquin Torres - 76'), Dániel Gazdag, Alejandro Bedoya (C) (Jack McGlynn - 72'), Leon Flach, Mikael Uhre (Quinn Sullivan - 72'), Julián Carranza

Philadelphia Union reserves not used

Matt Real, Andres Perea, Holden Trent, Jesus Bueno, Chris Donovan, Brandon Craig

Disciplinary Summary

  • PHI - Nathan Harriel 4' 🟨
  • PHI - Julian Carranza 48' 🟨
  • PHI - Mikael Uhre 65' 🟨
  • ATL - Amar Sejdic 70' 🟨
  • ATL - Franco Ibarra 75' 🟨
  • PHI - Joaquin Torres 90+3' 🟨

Scoring Summary

  1. ATL - Thiago Almada 7' ⚽
  2. ATL - Brooks Lennon (Almada, Berry) 79' ⚽

Roster Notes

  • Brooks Lennon became the fifth player in Atlanta United history to appear in 100 regular season matches.
  • Thiago Almada scored his sixth goal of the season from outside the box. He leads MLS in that category.
  • Franco Ibarra received a yellow card, so he will be suspended one match for yellow card accumulation.
  • Atlanta United started the match playing three center backs. 
  • Ronald Hernández made the starting XI for the fourth time this season.
  • Luis Abram started his second consecutive MLS match for Atlanta United.
  • Machop Chol started his third MLS match of the season for Atlanta and the first time since the match against Inter Miami CF on May 6.

Player Availability

  • Atlanta United was without Miles Robinson, Derrick Etienne, Jr., and Jay Fortune, who were called up to their countries for the Concacaf Gold Cup. Robinson and Fortune play against each other as the United States takes on Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday following the Atlanta United match. Learn more
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