Match Preview: ATL UTD 2 vs Charleston Battery-Wyke

Match Preview: ATL UTD 2 vs Charleston Battery

Atlanta United 2 will face Charleston Battery Friday night at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30 p.m. EST and can be seen live on ESPN+.

ATL UTD 2 returns to action Friday when it hosts Charleston Battery at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The match marks the fifth meeting between both sides with the Battery holding a slight edge with a record of 2-1-1.

Atlanta is coming off a 2-1 loss to Loudoun United last Friday at Audi Field. Loudoun took a 2-0 lead after substitute Christian Sorto scored a pair of second half goals. ATL UTD 2 pulled one goal back in the 86th minute through Guillermo Benítez when he scored his first professional goal. However, Atlanta’s rally fell short as it could not find the equalizer in the final minutes.

Charleston travels to Kennesaw after a 1-1 draw with New York Red Bulls II last Saturday, June 29 at MUSC Health Stadium. Despite Tah Anunga receiving a straight-red card just before the halftime whistle, Nicque Daley handed Charleston the lead in the 54th minute on a breakaway. Mathias Jørgensen later leveled the match for New York when he buried a close-range shot in the box in the 80th minute. Charleston enters Friday’s match with a 1-4-2 record on the road this season.