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The Atlanta United Academy travel this weekend for a string of away games, their first of the new year.  

The U15 and U-17s will travel down to Florida to face Inter Miami on Saturday before heading back up north to face Orlando City on Sunday. The U-13s and U-14s will be in action too, traveling to Statesboro, Georgia, to take on South Georgia Tormenta FC on Saturday. 

Clean Sweep 

The U-14s, U-15s and U-17s are coming off fantastic home wins last weekend against Charlotte FC. The goals piled on as the teams took home 2-1, 4-2 and 5-2 wins, respectively.  

This will be the first time the U-13s take the pitch this year. Their last MLS NEXT outing came in December when they took down Nashville 1-0 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground.

Age Group
Opponent
Date
Time
Location
U-13
Tormenta FC
Saturday, Feb. 12
11:00 a.m.
The Clubhouse
U-14
Tormenta FC
Saturday, Feb. 12
11:00 a.m.
The Clubhouse
U-15
Inter Miami
Saturday, Feb. 12
11:00 a.m.
Inter Miami Training Facility
U-17
Inter Miami
Saturday, Feb. 12
9:00 a.m.
Inter Miami Training Facility
U-15
Orlando City
Sunday, Feb. 13
1:00 p.m.
Osceola Heritage Park
U-17
Orlando City
Sunday, Feb. 13
11:00 a.m.
Osceola Heritage Park

Sizing Up the Competition 

Tormenta FC, like Atlanta’s U-13s, will also be making their return to the pitch this weekend. Their last matches came on Dec. 11 where their U-13s and U-14s defeated AFC Lightning 5-1 and 5-0, respectively. 

Miami and Orlando come into these matchups with plenty of game time under their belts, however, and they’ve achieved some impressive wins along the way. 

Orlando’s U-15s played Jacksonville FC to a 2-2 draw last weekend before beating OCSS-Seminole 3-0 on Tuesday. Their U-17 counterparts defeated Jacksonville 4-2 before beating OCSS-Seminole in a 5-4 goal-fest.  

Inter Miami have played a busy schedule since January. Their U-15s drew 2-2 with South Florida Football Academy before defeating Nashville SC, 4-0 and 4-2 in a doubleheader. Their U-17s have mirrored those results, also drawing 2-2 with SFFA and going on to beat Nashville twice, both times by a score of 3-0. 

Both Miami and Orlando might be the toughest opponents Atlanta have faced so far in 2022, and Atlanta must step up to the challenge of meeting them on their home turf.