Info to know: Philadelphia at Atlanta United

Credit: Dakota Williams/Atlanta United

Credit: Dakota Williams/Atlanta United

Atlanta United (10-12-9) will host Philadelphia (18-4-9) in an MLS game Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:50 p.m. The game will be televised on Univision.

You can follow Doug Roberson’s live coverage on Twitter (@DougRobersonAJC). He will post a game story at AJC.com at the final whistle.

ExploreMore AJC coverage of Atlanta United

Managers: Atlanta United’s Gonzalo Pineda vs. Philadelphia’s Jim Curtin

Site: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Home/road records: Atlanta United at home 8-3-4; Philadelphia on road 7-4-4

Goals for/against: Atlanta United 46/50; Philadelphia 68/22

Expected goals for/against: Atlanta United 49.0/46.3; Philadelphia 58.1/34.9

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Atlanta United

Josef Martinez: Eight goals, four assists

Ronaldo Cisneros: Seven goals, one assist

Thiago Almada: Six goals, 11 assists

JuanJo Purata: Six goals

Luiz Araujo: Four goals, five assists

Dom Dwyer: Four goals

Philadelphia

Daniel Gazdag: 19 goals, nine assists

Julian Carranza: 14 goals, nine assists

Mikael Uhre: 12 goals, six assists

Cory Burke: Seven goals, five assists

Alejandro Bedoya: Six goals, six assists

OFFICIATING CREW

Head referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.

ARs: Nick Uranga and Kevin Klinger

Fourth official: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

VAR: Jorge Gonzalez

AVAR: Craig Lowry

INJURY REPORTS

For Atlanta United

Questionable: Matheus Rossetto (ankle).

Out: Ozzie Alonso (torn ACL), Dylan Castanheira (Achilles), Brad Guzan (Achilles), Miles Robinson (Achilles) and Emerson Hyndman (quad).

For Philadelphia

No players listed

WHAT THEY SAID

“We’re facing a very real opponent, understanding us the last two games, we’ve been facing good players, good opponents, good coaches. But the main focus is upon us. It’s not about them. It’s about us. Fighting, grinding, solving pressure in the moments we need to absorb pressure, playing with the ball the moment we can play with the ball, playing transition moments. We can play transition be more directly. We can be more direct, holding the ball when we need to hold the ball. So it’s about us understanding the times, the moments of the game. And also being clinical, which is I think, the main change in the last few games.” Pineda

“I would say confidence is good. I mean, back-to-back wins is something we’ve been striving for this entire season. It’s come, would have been better to come at an earlier time, but I think right now is also a good moment. Group’s motivated, and like I say, confident, and yeah, it’s a challenge that is in front of us, and we’re happy to take it, and we’re going to put our best foot forward and try to get three points.” – Amar Sejdic

ATLANTA UNITED’S PREDICTED 11

Goalkeeper Raul Gudino

Right fullback Ronald Hernandez

Centerback JuanJo Purata

Centerback Alan Franco

Left wingback Andrew Gutman

Midfielder Santiago Sosa

Midfielder Amar Sejdic

Attacking midfielder Thiago Almada

Left wing Luiz Araujo

Right wing Brooks Lennon

Striker Dom Dwyer

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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 Toronto 2, Atlanta United 1

June 30 New York Red Bulls 2, Atlanta United 1

July 3 Atlanta United 2, NYCFC 2

July 9 Austin 3, Atlanta United 0

July 13 Atlanta United 2, Real Salt Lake 1

July 17 Atlanta United 1, Orlando 1

July 24 L.A. Galaxy 2, Atlanta United 0

July 30 Atlanta United 0, Chicago 0

August 6 Atlanta United 2, Seattle 1

August 13 Atlanta United 2, Cincinnati 2

August 17 New York Red Bulls 2, Atlanta United 1

August 21 Atlanta United 2, Columbus 2

August 28 Atlanta United 3, D.C. United 2

August 31 Philadelphia 4, Atlanta United 1

Sept. 4 Portland 2, Atlanta United 1

Sept. 10 Atlanta United 4, Toronto 2

Sept. 14 Atlanta United 1, Orlando 0

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

Oct. 1 at New England, 1:30 p.m., UniMas

Oct. 9 vs. NYCFC, TBD, BSSO/BSSE