LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville City FC will aim to make a winning start to the 2021 USL Championship season by hosting Atlanta United 2 at Lynn Family Stadium on Saturday night. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.
@LouCityFC (0-0-0, 0pts) qualified for the Eastern Conference finals for a sixth consecutive season last October, but were unable to claim their fourth consecutive Eastern Conference crown. the East as he gave 2-1 to the Tampa Bay Rowdies to end his campaign. However, head coach John Hackworth’s side have plenty of base comeback, including the signing of forward Cameron Lancaster on a permanent deal this offseason. A notable new arrival is midfielder Tyler Gibson, who is expected to make his debut in place of the late Speedy Williams (Miami FC) at the center of the park.
@ atlutd2, meanwhile, is entering his fourth season with interim head coach Tony Annan remaining at the helm following the departure of former head coach Stephen Glass to become manager of Scottish Premiership club Aberdeen FC. Atlanta has also added a notable name to its midfielder this offseason, with Robbie Mertz arriving from Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC. The player to watch in 2020 for the team, however, could be goalkeeper Rocco Rios Novo, an Argentina U-20 international on loan from Lanus.
FiveThirtyEight.com Match Predictor: Louisville City FC 69%, Atlanta United 2 11%, Draw 19%
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