Atlanta United 2 heads on the road to take on Birmingham Legion FC Saturday night at BBVA Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be streamed live on ESPN+.
Saturday, August 8 | BBVA Field, Birmingham, Alabama | 7:30 p.m. (EST)
ATL UTD 2 (1-3-2, 5 points) vs. Birmingham Legion FC (3-1-1, 10 points)
Talent: Blake Gardner (play-by-play), Mike Getman (analyst) and Lynden Blake (sideline)
ATL UTD 2 is back on the road on Saturday night when they face Birmingham Legion FC. Atlanta is coming off a 1-1 draw against Charleston Battery. Amadou Macky Diop scored for the second consecutive match, bringing his season total to a team-high three goals. Phillip Goodrum provided the assist with a cleverly chipped ball over the backline, which was his second of the year.
Birmingham picked up a 4-1 victory in its last match against Charlotte Independence. Neco Brett scored twice, while the team’s leading scorer Bruno Lapa tallied his fourth of the season. Legion FC sits atop the Group G standings coming into this weekend’s action.
Saturday’s match will be the third all-time meeting between the two sides. Birmingham has had the upper hand in the first two matches, both in 2019. This match will mark the only meeting between the two sides in the 2020 USL Championship season, and the second non-group match of the season for Atlanta.