NSH-ATL-2020-02-29

Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 1
Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United
Nissan Stadium – Nashville
February 29 – 8:00 PM ET

TV: FOX, FOX Deportes

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada

Music City is jumping on most Saturday nights, but it will be especially rocking at Nissan Stadium when Nashville SC play their inaugural MLS match against Atlanta United.

One of two expansion sides to debut in 2020, Nashville SC made waves by acquiring 2019 Best XI center back Walker Zimmerman, who joins MLS veterans Dax McCarty and Anibal Godoy in the club's spine. Hany Mukhar will be tasked with being the offensive pulse, while Dom Badji, who has struggled to score consistently, will likely be the squad's No. 9 to start.

There's no questions in attack for Atlanta United with the lethal combination of Josef Martinez, Pity Martinez and Ezequiel Barco. Brooks Lennon comes in for Julian Gressel, Fernando Meza replaces Leandro Gonzalez Pirez in the back and Matheus Rossetto joins a midfield that lost the underrated Darlington Nagbe. How Frank de Boer manages his lineup Saturday night will largely depend on how their second leg of the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 against Motagua goes

Nashville
Nashville vs. Atlanta

Saturday, February 29 at 8:00 PM ET
Nissan Stadium

Atlanta
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jimmy Medranda (D) - hamstring
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Edgar Castillo (D) - rib injury
    • OUT: Miles Robinson (D) - leg injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Nashville SC

  • This is the first all-time meeting between Nashville SC and Atlanta United

Officials

  • Referee: Drew Fischer
  • Assistant Referees: Kathryn Nesbitt, Logan Brown
  • 4th Official: Rosendo Mendoza
  • VAR: Jon Freemon