Atlanta United vs. Houston Dynamo | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season – Week 20
Atlanta United vs. Houston Dynamo
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta
July 17 – 7:00 PM ET


After a loss to the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field Sunday, Atlanta United return to the friendly confines of Mercedes-Benz Stadium Wednesday night to take on a Houston Dynamo side that has won just once away from BBVA Stadium this season.

In Seattle, Atlanta (9-8-3) erased a second-half deficit when Josef Martinez latched onto a Pity Martinez corner kick and powered home the 65th-minute equalizer following a stunning opening goal by Raul Ruidiaz. But Harry Shipp put the Sounders in front for good six minutes later to extend Atlanta's winless streak to three games. 

The Dynamo (8-8-3) are coming off their first home loss of the regular season, a 3-1 defeat by Supporters' Shield-leading LAFC Friday night. It was a bright start for the hosts when Romell Quioto scored inside the opening three minutes, but LAFC responded with three unanswered goals — two by Adama Diomande and a late insurance tally by Diego Rossi — as the Dynamo suffered a sixth loss in seven matches overall.

Atlanta vs. Houston

Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 pm ET
Mercedes-Benz Stadium


Atlanta United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: George Bello (D) - right adductor injury
    • OUT: Hector Villalba (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Kevin Kratz (M) - quad injury
    • OUT: Ezequiel Barco (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Florentin Pogba (D) - left thigh injury
    • OUT: Brek Shea (D) - knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Mikey Ambronse (D) - left thigh spasms
  • Suspended: Franco Escobar (D)
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Houston Dynamo

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Eric Bird (M) - hip injury
    • OUT: Memo Rodriguez (M) - left hamstring
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: A.J. DeLaGarza (D), Maynor Figueroa (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Atlanta

  • Atlanta: 1 wins, 4 goals
  • Dynamo: 0 wins, 1 goal
  • 0 draws


  • Referee: Christopher Penso
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Jeremy Kieso
  • 4th Official: Sergeii Demianchuk
  • VAR: Jon Freemon