Info to know: Atlanta United at Toronto

Atlanta United's Luiz Araujo (left) celebrates his goal with an assist from teammate Josef Martinez against Inter Miami in an MLS match  June 19 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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Atlanta United's Luiz Araujo (left) celebrates his goal with an assist from teammate Josef Martinez against Inter Miami in an MLS match June 19 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Atlanta United (5-5-4) will play at Toronto (4-8-3) in an MLS game Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7:38 p.m. The game will be televised on Bally Sports Southeast. You can follow Doug Roberson’s live coverage on Twitter (@DougRobersonAJC). He will post a game story at at the final whistle.

ExploreMore AJC coverage of Atlanta United

Managers: Atlanta United’s Gonzalo Pineda vs. Toronto’s Bob Bradley

Site: BMO Field

Home/road records: Atlanta United on road 1-4-1; Toronto at home 4-3-0

Goals for/against: Atlanta United 22/20; Toronto 21/29

Expected goals for/against: Atlanta United 22.1/19.1; Toronto 15.5/33.2


Atlanta United

Ronaldo Cisneros: Four goals

Marcelino Moreno: Two goals, five assists

Brooks Lennon: Two goals, two assists

Josef Martinez: Three goals, three assists

Luiz Araujo: Three goals, two assists


Jesus Jimenez: Seven goals, three assists

Alejandro Pozuelo: Four goals, three assists

Jonathan Osorio: Three goals, three assists


Referee: Jon Freemon

Assistants: Chantal Boudreau, Adam Wienckowski

Fourth official: Fabrizio Stasolla

VAR: Kevin Terry

AVAR: Diego Blas


For Atlanta United

Questionable: Santiago Sosa (illness)

Out: Ozzie Alonso (torn ACL), Dylan Castanheira, (Achilles), Brad Guzan (Achilles), Miles Robinson (Achilles), Andrew Gutman (quad), Ronald Hernandez (MCL), Thiago Almada (RC suspension) and Tyler Wolff (USMNT-U20s)

For Toronto

Out: Noble Okello (lower body)


“Probably most of the teams (they’ve played), they kind of dropped back and played a lower block. I don’t think that’s going to be the type of game we’re going to face at Toronto, so we have to be ready to really be good in possession and disrupting lines. And that’s going to be the test for our team.” – Pineda

“We’re really training hard on the tactical side (for) this game. And, we match up well with Toronto. They’re a good squad even though some of their results haven’t been as good. They just won 4-0 (on Wednesday) against a great Montreal team. So we’re not taking this game lightly at all. And we’re going to use our tactics and the momentum that we had coming from the great win against Miami into this one.” – Brooks Lennon


Goalkeeper Rocco Rios Novo

Right fullback Brooks Lennon

Centerback George Campbell

Centerback Alan Franco

Left fullback Caleb Wiley

Midfielder Franco Ibarra

Midfielder Emerson Hyndman

Right wing Luiz Araujo

Midfielder Marcelino Moreno

Left wing Ronaldo Cisneros

Striker Josef Martinez

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Atlanta United’s 2022 MLS schedule

Feb. 27 Atlanta United 3, Sporting KC 1

March 5 Colorado 3, Atlanta United 0

March 13 Atlanta United 2, Charlotte 1

March 19 Atlanta United 3, Montreal 3

April 2 Atlanta United 1, D.C. United 0

April 10 Charlotte 1, Atlanta United 0

April 16 Atlanta United 0, Cincinnati 0

April 24 Miami 2, Atlanta United 1

April 30 Montreal 2, Atlanta United 1

May 7 Atlanta United 4, Chicago 1

May 15 Atlanta United 2, New England 2

May 21 Atlanta United 2, Nashville 2

May 28 Columbus 2, Atlanta United 1

June 19 Atlanta United 2, Miami 0

June 25 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

June 30 at New York Red Bulls, 8 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 3 at NYCFC, 5 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 9 vs. Austin, 7 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 13 vs. Real Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 17 vs. Orlando, 3 p.m., ABC

July 24 at L.A. Galaxy, 9:30 p.m., FS1

July 30 at Chicago, 5 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Aug. 6 vs. Seattle, 3 p.m., ABC

Aug. 13 at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. BSSO/BSSE

Aug. 17 vs. New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Aug. 21 at Columbus, 5:30 p.m., FS1

Aug. 28 vs. D.C. United, 4 p.m., UNIV

Aug. 31 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m., FS1

Sept. 4 at Portland, 5:30 p.m., FOX

Sept. 10 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Sept. 14 at Orlando, 6 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Sept. 17 vs. Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m., UniMas

Oct. 1 at New England, 1 p.m., UniMas