Where Atlanta United stands in MLS playoff race

Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan (1) warms up before the match against NYCFC Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)
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Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan (1) warms up before the match against NYCFC Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)

Credit: Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United

Atlanta United fell into the seventh and final playoff spot in the MLS Eastern Conference as a result of Saturday’s game.

Having played one less than game most of its competitors, the Five Stripes have 43 points. They are tied with sixth-place Red Bulls and eighth-place Montreal. Atlanta United trails fourth-place Orlando, which plays New England on Sunday, by three points.

The table:

1. New England, 69

2. Philadelphia, 49

3. Nashville, 49

4. Orlando, 46

5. NYCFC, 44

6. Red Bulls, 43

7. Atlanta United, 43

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8. Montreal, 43

9. D.C. United, 41

10. Inter Miami, 38

11. Columbus, 38

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The teams that finish in the top four will get to host at least one home playoff game.

Atlanta United has two home games remaining. It will host Miami on Wednesday and Toronto on Saturday. Its final two games are at Red Bulls and at Cincinnati.

Should Atlanta United end the season tied on points with an opponents, the tie-breakers are:

  • Total number of wins per match
  • Goal Differential (GD) per match (Goals For per match minus Goals Against per match)
  • Goals For (GF) per match
  • Fewest Disciplinary Points* per match

The playoff schedule

Round One

Nov. 20, noon, Univision, TUDN, local English-language broadcast, TSN, TVA Sports

Nov. 20, 3 p.m. Univision, TUDN, local English-language broadcast, TSN, TVA Sports

Nov. 21, 3 p.m. ABC, ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m., ESPN, ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Nov. 23, Time TBD, FS1, FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Nov. 23, Time TBD, FS1, FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Conference Semifinals

Nov. 25, 4:30 p.m., FOX, FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Nov. 28, 3 p.m., ABC, ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Nov. 28, 5:30 p.m., ESPN, ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Nov. 30, Time TBD, FS1, FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Conference Finals

Dec. 4, Time TBD, FS1, FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Dec. 5, 3 p.m., ABC, ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

MLS Cup

Dec. 11, 3 p.m., ABC, UniMás, TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports

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Atlanta United’s 2021 MLS schedule

April 17 Atlanta United 0, Orlando 0

April 24 Atlanta United 3, Chicago 1

May 1 New England 2, Atlanta United 1

May 9 Atlanta United 1, Inter Miami 1

May 15 Atlanta United 1, Montreal 0

May 23 Atlanta United 1, Seattle 1

May 29 Atlanta United 2, Nashville 2

June 20 Atlanta United 2, Philadelphia 2

June 23 NYCFC 1, Atlanta United 0

June 27 Atlanta United 0, New York Red Bulls 0

July 3 Chicago 3, Atlanta United 0

July 8 Atlanta United 2, Nashville 2

July 17 New England 1, Atlanta United 0

July 21 Atlanta United 1, Cincinnati 1

July 24 Columbus 1, Atlanta United 0

July 30 Orlando 3, Atlanta United 2

Aug. 4 Atlanta United 2, Montreal 2

Aug. 7 Atlanta United 3, Columbus 2

Aug. 15 Atlanta United 1, LAFC 0

Aug. 18 Atlanta United 1, Toronto 0

Aug. 21 Atlanta United 2, D.C. United 1

Aug. 28 Nashville 2, Atlanta United 0

Sept. 10 Atlanta United 3, Orlando 0

Sept. 15 Atlanta United 4, Cincinnati 0

Sept. 18 Atlanta United 3, D.C. United 2

Sept. 25 Philadelphia 1, Atlanta United 0

Sept. 29 Atlanta United 1, Inter Miami 0

Oct. 2 Montreal 2, Atlanta United 1

Oct. 16 Atlanta United 2, Toronto 0

Oct. 20 Atlanta United 1, NYCFC 1

Oct. 27 vs. Inter Miami, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Oct. 30 vs. Toronto, 6 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Nov. 3 at New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m., FS1

Nov. 7 at Cincinnati, 3:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

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