Attack, Attack, Attack
Atlanta United 2 has conceded 60 goals over the course of the season, which is the second highest tally in the USL Championship. With an average of two and a half goals allowed per game, the Five Stripes have been unable to establish a secure backline. In their last five matches, this average has increased to three goals per match.
The trip to Atlanta gives Legion FC the opportunity to make a quick return to the win column after a hard fought 1-1 draw with Loudoun United FC; if Birmingham’s 4-0 win over Atlanta is anything to go off of, Legion Nation is in for an exciting contest on September 4.
Legion FC’s physicality on either side of the ball is a massive advantage for their match with Atlanta United 2. The hosts often field a young, inexperienced side that can lack the strength needed to win battles on the field.
If the boys can exploit this weakness, and win duels without giving up fouls, they can put themselves in great position to take all three points on the road.
Prepare for Anyone
Atlanta United 2’s link to Atlanta United of MLS has allowed for a multitude of players to take the field for ATL 2. 39 different players having seen minutes with Atlanta in the Championship, the second highest total in the league, with the likes of Andrew Carleton, Brandon Vazquez, and Florentin Pogba having all featured at one point.
The likelihood that Atlanta United sends players to Atlanta United 2 in order to gain more match experience is high, so Legion FC has to make sure it is prepared for anyone.