Starting XI and roster notes: Atlanta United hosts Charlotte FC for MLS Rivalry Week


Atlanta United Starting XI vs. Charlotte FC

Quentin Westberg, Brooks Lennon, Miles Robinson (C), Juanjo Purata, Andrew Gutman, Franco Ibarra (Machop Chol - 90'), Amar Sejdić (Derrick Etienne Jr. - 55'), Thiago Almada, Luiz Araújo (Matheus Rossetto - 71'), Caleb Wiley, Miguel Berry (Giorgos Giakoumakis - 71')

Atlanta United reserves not used

Luis Abram, Clément Dip, Ronald Hernández, Santiago Sosa, Tyler Wolff

Charlotte FC Starting XI

Kristijan Kahlina, Nathan Byrne, Jan Sobocinski (Hamady Diop - 71', Harrison Afful - 86'), Adilson Malanda, Jaylin Lindsey, Ben Bender (Brandon Cambridge - 86'), Brandt Bronico, Ashley Westwood (C), Justin Meram, Karol Swiderski, Kamil Jozwiak (McKinze Gaines - 64')

Disciplinary Summary

  • ATL - Andrew Gutman 51' 🟥
  • CLT - Jan Sobocinski 59' 🟨
  • ATL - Franco Ibarra 71' 🟨
  • ATL - Brooks Lennon 87' 🟨
  • CLT - Nathan Byrne 90+5' 🟨
  • CLT - McKinze Gaines 90+8' 🟨

Scoring Summary

  1. CLT - Justin Meram (Westwood, Lindsey) 18' ⚽
  2. CLT - Karol Swiderski (penalty) 52' ⚽
  3. CLT - Justin Meram (Jozwiak, Lindsey) 57' ⚽
  4. ATL - Juanjo Purata (Almada) 86' ⚽

Player Availability

  • Brad Guzan is unavailable (MCL).

Roster Notes

  • Giorgos Giakoumakis was available for selection for the first time since the match against Toronto FC on April 15 when he suffered a hamstring injury.
  • Luiz Araújo made his 50th MLS regular season start. 
  • Following Saturday, Homegrown Caleb Wiley will depart to join the United States for the U-20 FIFA World Cup in Argentina.
  • After the match, the Atlanta United Special Olympics Unified Team played the Unified Team from Charlotte to a scoreless draw. Read the recap of the Unified match.
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