The location or the stakes never matter — when Orlando City plays Atlanta United, both sides are always keen to win.
When the Lions (8-2-5, 29 points) travel to Atlanta on Wednesday, there will be more than just a rivalry on the line as Orlando City looks to extend a club record nine-game unbeaten streak.
The last time the Lions visited Mercedes-Benz Stadium, they left with a 3-1 win. It was the first time Orlando City had defeated Atlanta United (5-8-2, 17 points), an emotional milestone for the club and its supporters.
But the teams' second meeting ended in frustration for the Lions, as Atlanta United left Orlando with a 1-1 draw after scoring an equalizer in stoppage time.