Match Info, Preview, Broadcast Links, Ticket Info; Chattanooga FC vs. Atlanta United II

Match Info, Preview, Broadcast Links, Ticket Info; Chattanooga FC vs. Atlanta United II

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Chattanooga FC aims to extend its unbeaten home streak when it faces off against Atlanta United 2 on Saturday, May 25, at 7:00 p.m. ET at Finley Stadium. The match promises to be a competitive encounter as both teams have a lot at stake in this MLS NEXT Pro season.

Chattanooga FC (5-2-3, 2SOW, 20 pts) currently sits second in the overall league standings and is looking to rebound from a recent road defeat. With a robust home record and an average of three goals per game while conceding just one, Chattanooga’s attacking prowess is a key highlight. The team has scored first in every home game this season, showcasing their ability to start strong and maintain pressure throughout matches. Midfielder Taylor Gray leads the league in assists with six, underscoring his crucial role in the team’s offensive setup.

Atlanta United II vs. Chattanooga FC 
Finley Stadium – Chattanooga, Tennessee 
Saturday, May 25, 2024 – 7:03 p.m. ET 

Atlanta United 2 (3-5-1, 1SOW, 11 pts), on the other hand, is positioned 13th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Southeast Division. Despite their lower standing, Atlanta United 2 comes into this match with momentum, having secured their first road victory of the season in a thrilling 3-2 win against Huntsville City FC. Midfielder Javier Armas, who has four goals to his name, along with Erik Centeno, the team’s assists leader, and Karim Tmimi, who leads in total shots and shots on goal, form a formidable attacking trio.

This will be the second meeting between the two sides this season. The first encounter saw Atlanta United 2 narrowly defeat Chattanooga FC 1-0 in Kennesaw, courtesy of a first-half penalty. Chattanooga will be eager to avenge this defeat and continue their strong home performance.

Stream: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV
TV Talent (English): James Hadnot (play-by-play)
TV Talent (Spanish):
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Radio: The Chattanooga Kickoff Radio Network
Radio Talent: Gabriel Schray (play-by-play) 

Atlanta United 2’s recent form has been buoyed by contributions from players who also helped the first team advance to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarter-finals. The team’s midfield dynamo, Javier Armas, is a player to watch, having scored crucial goals, including a spectacular long-range effort against Huntsville. Academy defender Miles Hadley and forward Karim Tmimi also contributed significantly to their recent win.

Chattanooga’s Sporting Director and Head Coach, Rod Underwood, emphasizes the importance of the team’s development and maintaining their playing identity. “We know we’re still forming a team. We’re ten games into the season. We’re a new team in the league and have players from all over the world. We’re making incremental strides and we’re working on things to make us competitive in the league,” Underwood stated. He added, “It doesn’t really matter for us who we’re playing. It’s more about not losing. We want to play well and play to our identity.”

Fans attending the match are encouraged to arrive early for a special Hall of Legends induction ceremony, honoring Thomas Clark, Bill Elliot, and Zeca Ferraz. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. ET, allowing supporters to celebrate the inaugural class of Chattanooga FC’s Hall of Legends.

The match will be broadcast on Apple TV’s MLS Season Pass with commentary by James Hadnot. Additionally, fans can tune in via the CKRN, featuring Gabriel Schray. The officiating team includes Head Referee Esad Omanovic, Assistant Referees Colin Ashley and Joseph Macht, and Fourth Official Promise Adebayo-Ige.

As Chattanooga FC looks to cement its position at the top of the standings and Atlanta United 2 seeks to build on recent successes, this matchup is set to be an exciting encounter for fans of both teams.

Fans interested in attending can purchase tickets online. A free radio broadcast will also be provided for fans to listen to radio play-by-play coverage of the match in realtime.

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