Info to know: Atlanta United at Cincinnati

Atlanta United midfielder Thiago Almada #10 scores a goal during the second half of the match against Cincinnati FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA on Saturday April 20, 2024. (Photo by Mitch Martin/Atlanta United)

Credit: Mitch Martin/Atlanta United

Credit: Mitch Martin/Atlanta United

Atlanta United midfielder Thiago Almada #10 scores a goal during the second half of the match against Cincinnati FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA on Saturday April 20, 2024. (Photo by Mitch Martin/Atlanta United)

Atlanta United (3-5-3) will play at Cincinnati (7-2-3) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at TQL Stadium. The game will be televised by AppleTV. You can follow Doug Roberson’s coverage on X (formerly known as Twitter) @DougRobersonAJC.

Cincinnati manager: Pat Noonan

Cincinnati home record: 2-1-2

Atlanta United away record: 0-2-2

Cincinnati goals for/against: 15/10

Cincinnati expected goals for/against: 15.6/12.5

Atlanta United goals for/against: 16/14

Atlanta United expected goals for/against: 17.4/15.4

Atlanta United all-time vs Cincinnati: 5-3-4, 2-0-2 away

Cincinnati key players

Luciano Acosta: Six goals, six assists

Yaya Kubo: Three goals

Corey Baird: One goal, two assists

Atlanta United key players

Giorgos Giakoumakis: Five goals, one assist

Saba Lobjanidze: Two goals, three assists

Thiago Almada: Three goals, one assist

Brooks Lennon: Four assists

Injury reports (as of May 13)

Atlanta United

Out: Jamal Thiare (hamstring), Derrick Williams (calf) and Tyler Wolff (knee)

Questionable: Stian Gregersen (concussion).


None reported

What was said

“I think I have so many positive thoughts about the team. I have the belief that this team can be one of the best in the league. We have proven that we can disrupt almost any opponent in the league. We have scored, I think, the most goals in the last 45 games, or something like that. And that is something because that means we are looking always proactively to attack, to be good. The thing in football is that the balance is important, we need to have to find a way to be a little bit more balanced.” – Gonzalo Pineda

“In these difficult moments in a season, sometimes it’s good to have a lot of games because you want to get back on the field after a loss as a player and try and recoup those three points that we lost. Yeah, we all know that we’re in a difficult moment right now. But it’s up to us to dig ourselves out of it. And I think we just need to keep a positive mentality and give everything we have.” – Lennon

Officiating crew

Referee: Ted Unkel

Assistants: Ryan Graves and Tyler Wyrostek

Fourth official: Jon Freemon

VAR: Michael Radchuk

AVAR: Joshua Patlak

Atlanta United’s predicted 11

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan

Centerback Noah Cobb

Centerback Luis Abram

Right fullback Brooks Lennon

Left fullback Ronald Hernandez

Defensive midfielder Dax McCarty

Midfielder Bartosz Slisz

Attacking midfielder Thiago Almada

Winger Saba Lobjanidze

Winger Caleb Wiley

Striker Giorgos Giakoumakis

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Atlanta United’s 2024 schedule

Feb. 24 Columbus 1, Atlanta United 0

March 9 Atlanta United 4, New England 1

March 17 Atlanta United 2, Orlando 0

March 23 Toronto 2, Atlanta United 0

March 31 Atlanta United 3, Chicago 0

April 6 Atlanta United 1, NYCFC 1

April 14 Atlanta United 2, Philadelphia 2

April 20 Cincinnati 2, Atlanta United 1

April 27 Atlanta United 1, Chicago 1

May 4 Minnesota 2, Atlanta United 1

May 7 Atlanta United 3, Charlotte Independence 0 in U.S. Open Cup

May 11 D.C. United 3, Atlanta United 2

May 15 at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.

May 18 at Nashville, 1:30 p.m.

May 25 vs. LAFC, 7:30 p.m.

May 29 at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

June 2 vs Charlotte, 4:30 p.m., Fox

June 15 vs. Houston, 7:30 p.m.

June 19 at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.

June 22 at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

June 29 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

July 3 at New England, 7:30 p.m.

July 6 at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.

July 13 at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

July 17 vs. NYCFC, 7:30 p.m.

July 20 vs. Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

July 26 vs. D.C. United in Leagues Cup, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 4 vs. Santos Laguna in Leagues Cup, 4 p.m.

Aug. 24 at L.A. Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.

Aug. 31 at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 14 vs. Nashville, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21 at Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 2 vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 5 vs. Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 at Orlando, 6 p.m.