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Tools to the Match: How ATL UTD can get their first win over Seattle

Just days after securing their berth in the U.S. Open Cup semifinal, Atlanta United now travel across the country to face one of the perennial powerhouses in this league in Western Conference giants Seattle Sounders. These teams have shared the points each time they’ve faced each other in their history so far, and with both sitting in third place in their respective conferences, they will both be fighting for a win to stay within striking distance of the top.

Ahead of the major interconference matchup, we broke down the Tools to the Match, presented by The Home Depot:

Lock down Lodeiro

There may be new faces on the field for Seattle since the last time these two faced each other, but the focal point of the attack remains the same in Uruguayan playmaker Nico Lodeiro.