To fill the time between now and 5 p.m., when Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls will kick off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, here are a few good reads:
1. Atlanta United has at least three keys for defeating Red Bulls, something they have yet to do in four tries.
2. For the first time in a long time, Atlanta United manager Gerardo Martino has most of his players available for selection.
3. Martino, who is leaving the club at the end of the season, says if he could thank each of Atlanta United’s supporters, he would.
4. Regardless of what happens in this series, Atlanta United has the Champions League to look forward to.
5. Another MLS attendance record could fall today.
6. Atlanta United will have to beat history to beat Red Bulls.
7. The team did learn lessons from its loss at Red Bulls in September.
8. MLSSoccer.com’s Matt Doyle breaks down the game here.
9. Could Ezequiel Barco be Atlanta United’s unsung hero?
10. This has the potential to be the playoff series in MLS history.
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