MLS is Back Tournament - Jul 16 - ATLvsCIN

Preview: Atlanta United vs. FC Cincinnati | MLS is Back Tournament, Group E

2020 MLS is Back Tournament – Group E, Matchday 9
Atlanta United vs. FC Cincinnati
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Thurs., July 16 – 9:00 AM ET

TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; TSN in Canada

STREAMING: ESPN App in USA; TSN App in Canada

Atlanta United and FC Cincinnati will get Matchday 9 of the MLS is Back Tournament started with an early morning July 16 meeting in Group E play.

It's a rematch of the bout between the sides at Mercedez-Benz Stadium back on March 7, which Atlanta United won 2-1 on the strength of goals from Ezequiel Barco and Emerson Hyndman.

Both teams are desperate for their first points of the MLS is Back Tournament. FC Cincinnati suffered a 4-0 Hell is Real defeat to Columbus Crew SC in Jaap Stam's MLS managerial debut, while the Five Stripes search for their first regular season win over the Red Bulls continue after a 1-0 defeat. 

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Josef Martinez (F) - ACL
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None
Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy McLaughlin (M) - ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jurgen Locadia (F) - quad injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Allan Cruz (M) - ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Siem de Jong (M) - groin injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Greg Garz (D) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup

  • Atlanta United: 2 wins, 5 goals
  • FC Cincinnati: 0 wins, 2 goals
  • 1 draw

Officials

  • Referee: Victor Rivas
  • Assistant Referees: Cameron Blanchard, Richard Gamache
  • 4th Official: Timothy Ford
  • VAR: Fotis Bazakos
Series: 

MLS Unites to VOTE

Join Major League Soccer, Black Players for Change, and the MLS Players Association in participating in the November 3 general election. In-person early voting has started in over 40 states. Make a plan to vote.