Charlotte FC vs Atlanta United: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction


Charlotte FC host Atlanta United on Sunday looking for revenge.

Major League Soccer‘s newest club scored their first-ever competitive goal to level 1-1 away in Atlanta just under a month ago but were undone by a 96th-minute deflected goal from Jake Mulraney.

Since then, Charlotte have beaten both the New England Revolution and FC Cincinnati and look to be adjusting well to life in MLS. The Five Stripes, meanwhile, are third in the Eastern Conference with 10 points from five matches.

This could be an entertaining encounter and the fixture is already starting to feel like a rivalry despite this being just the second meeting between the two clubs.

Read on for Charlotte FC vs Atlanta United team news, TV/live stream info, and more:

When is kick-off? Sunday, 10 April, 1:30pm (EST)
Where is the match being played? Bank of America Stadium
TV channel/live stream? ABC, ESPN3 (USA)
Highlights? Major League Soccer YouTube channel

Brazilian forward Vinicius Melo remains sidelined as he continues his recovery from surgery on his foot, while midfielder Chris Hegardt has a knee injury and will likely miss out.

Miguel Angel Ramirez has an otherwise strong side to choose from.

Charlotte FC predicted XI: Kahlina; Lindsey, Walkes, Corujo, Fuchs, Mora; Alcivar, Bronico, Ortiz; Bender, Swiderski.

Atlanta United have been hit hard by a bunch of injuries this week, with Osvaldo Alonso out for the season with an ACL tear, while Josef Martinez has undergone surgery on his right knee and could be out for up to eight weeks. Matheus Rossetto has a hamstring problem and joins Luiz Araujo and Emerson Hyndman on the treatment table.

Atlanta United Predicted XI: Guzan; Lennon, Robinson, Franco, Gutman; Sosa, Sedjic, Moreno; Wolff, Dwyer, Almada.

As mentioned, there has only been one meeting between these two teams, with Atlanta United late 2-1 winners at Mercedes-Benz Stadium last month.

Both sets of fans have been heating things up on social media and despite the lack of history, this fixture could very quickly become a rivalry.

Charlotte FC were desperately unlucky to come out on the losing side in Atlanta last month, only going down in the 96th minute thanks to a deflected goal.

But make no mistake, Ramirez’s side have been impressive during the early stages of their expansion season and since losing to Atlanta, have picked up their first two wins.

Whether they have enough to actually beat the Five Stripes yet is up for debate but their confidence, coupled with Atlanta’s injuries, should make them good for their first-ever MLS draw.

Prediction: Charlotte FC 2-2 Atlanta United


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