Welcome to your match thread for a Friday night match-up between Orlando City and Atlanta United at Exploria Stadium. It’s the second of three scheduled meetings between the two MLS Eastern Conference rivals this season and second in Orlando. The Lions will visit Atlanta on Sept. 10.
The Lions are 2-6-5 in the all-time series against Atlanta in league play and 1-4-2 at home. If you count all competitions, Orlando is 2-7-5 and 1-5-2 at home. As dire as that record is, Orlando went unbeaten in four meetings last year (2-0-2) and is now on a five-match unbeaten streak in the series (2-0-3).