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Atlanta United vs Chicago Fireplace: Preview, predictions and lineups

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It will be a battle of two Japanese Convention golf equipment as Atlanta United and Chicago Fireplace sq. off Sunday afternoon at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Atlanta will probably be desirous to rebound from their 2-0 defeat to Toronto FC final day trip, as Gonzalo Pineda’s facet performed inside themselves for almost all of the sport. The 5 Stripes had been trying to cement themselves inside the highest 4 of the Japanese Convention with a win, however the 2018 MLS Cup winners had been unable to take action with out Thiago Almada and Giorgos Giakoumakis who needs to be again in line for a return this weekend after the March worldwide break.

On the opposite facet of the competition, Chicago have endured a rocky begin to the 2024 season with only one win 5 video games performed that got here in opposition to CF Montreal two weeks in the past. Kellyn Acosta’s curling effort from lengthy vary — that was helped by the wind at Soldier Discipline — noticed the Crew choose up three essential factors to maintain themselves off the basement of the Japanese Convention desk.

Here is 90min’s preview of the 5 Stripes vs the Fireplace.

Inter Miami vs Orlando Metropolis H2H File (Final 5 Video games)

Present Type (all competitions)

Atlanta United

Chicago Fireplace

Toronto FC 2-0 Atlanta United – 23/03/2024

New England Revolution 1-1 Chicago Fireplace – 23/03/2024

Atlanta United 2-0 Orlando Metropolis – 17/03/2024

Chicago Fireplace 4-3 CF Montreal – 16/03/2024

Atlanta United 4-1 New England Revolution – 09/03/2024

Columbus Crew 2-1 Chicago Fireplace – 09/03/2024

Columbus Crew 1-0 Atlanta United – 24/02/2024

Chicago Fireplace 1-2 FC Cincinnati – 02/03/2024

Columbus Crew 4-2 Atlanta United – 12/11/2023

Philadelphia Union 2-2 Chicago Fireplace – 24/02/2024

Nation

TV channel/dwell stream

United Kingdom

Apple TV – MLS Season Move

United States

Apple TV – MLS Season Move, FOX

Canada

Apple TV +

Gregersen will miss the next few games through injury

Gregersen will miss the subsequent few video games via damage / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports activities

Atlanta should make do with out their high center-back in Stian Gregersen after the Norway worldwide sustained a knee damage within the staff’s 2-0 conquer Orlando Metropolis.

Gregersen underwent surgical procedure to restore an issue in his left meniscus and may return to coaching within the subsequent three to 4 weeks. Pineda will depend on defenders like Luis Abram, Derrick Williams and Noah Cobb within the meantime.

The 5 Stripes will welcome the returns of Giakoumakis, Almada, Bartosz Slisz and Caleb Wiley to the squad following their involvements with their respective nationwide groups. Slisz will greater than probably come off the bench after taking part in 90 and 120 minutes for Poland as they certified for this summer time’s Euros.

Atlanta United predicted lineup vs Chicago Fireplace (4-2-3-1): Guzan; Lennon, Williams, Abram, Wiley; Muyumba, McCarty; Lobjanidze, Almada, Silva; Giakoumakis.

Gutman misses out with a hamstring injury

Gutman misses out with a hamstring damage / Jonathan Jones-USA TODAY Sports activities

Andrew Gutman will not be capable of make a return to former membership Atlanta as he is recovering from a hamstring damage. Wyatt Omsberg and Victoer Bezerra are each coping with respective leg accidents and are anticipated to overlook the sport.

Xherdan Shaqiri needs to be good to go after suiting up for Switzerland throughout the worldwide break wherein he performed 90 complete minutes in opposition to Eire and Denmark.

Chicago Fireplace predicted lineup vs Atlanta United (4-2-3-1): Brady; Arigoni, Salquist, Teran, Gasper; Acosta, Gimenez; Haile-Selassie, Shaqiri, Gutierrez; Cuypers.

With Atlanta receiving an enormous increase with Giakoumakis, Almada and hopefully Wiley again within the facet, the 5 Stripes will probably be favorites to make it an ideal three-for-three at dwelling this season. Their inconsistent protection will rear its ugly head as Shaqiri returns for the Fireplace to search out the again of the web, but it surely will not be sufficient to propel the staff to victory.

It will likely be one other signature efficiency from Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as Pineda’s facet will declare all three factors in opposition to a struggling Chicago staff in MLS matchday 7.

Prediction: Atlanta United 3-1 Chicago Fireplace

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