Info to know: Atlanta United vs. D.C. United

Atlanta United (6-4-7) will host D.C. United (6-6-5) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The game will be televised on Apple TV. You can sync the radio broadcast from 92.9 FM through the app.

Here is a scouting report for the game:

D.C. United manager: Wayne Rooney

D.C. United on road: 3-4-2

Atlanta United at home: 5-1-2

D.C. United goals for/against: 24/21

D.C. United expected goals for/against: 21.1/17.6

D.C. United past five matches: D-W-L-D-W

Atlanta United goals for/against: 32/28

Atlanta United expected goals for/against: 24.9/21.7

Atlanta United past five matches: W-D-D-D-D

D.C. United key players

Christian Benteke: Eight goals, two assists

Mateusz Klich: Two goals, four assists

Theodore Ku-Dipietro: Three goals, one assist

Atlanta United key players

Thiago Almada: Seven goals, eight assists

Giorgos Giakoumakis: Nine goals

Luiz Araujo: Three goals, two assists

Talking points

Will offense improve? For the first time in franchise history, Atlanta United didn’t put a shot on goal in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw at LAFC. It should. It has scored 14 goals at home.

Brad Guzan again. Guzan made eight saves against LAFC in one of the better performances in franchise history from any position. A hot goalkeeper can carry a team a long way.

Defensive energy. Atlanta United worked hard on defense against LAFC, putting in effort throughout the game to block shots and crosses, which is something manager Gonzalo Pineda said was good to see. D.C. United will play directly. That type of energy will be needed again.

Injury reports

Atlanta United

Questionable: Ozzie Alonso (ACL recovery) and Santiago Sosa (ankle).

Out: Erik Lopez (ankle).

D.C. United

Questionable: Andy Najar (thigh) and Ku-DiPietro (ankle).

Out: Martin Rodriguez (knee), Nigel Robertha (ankle), Mohanad Jeahze (thigh) and Ruan (thigh).

Atlanta United’s predicted 11

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan

Centerback Miles Robinson

Centerback JuanJo Purata

Right fullback Brooks Lennon

Left fullback Andrew Gutman

Defensive midfielder Franco Ibarra

Midfielder Amar Sejdic

Attacking midfielder Thiago Almada

Right wing Derrick Etienne

Left wing Caleb Wiley

Striker Giorgos Giakoumakis