Atlanta United FC has made it to the playoffs! The Five Stripes will play a Knockout Round this week in Atlanta, in their ultimate quest for the MLS Cup. Atlanta United became the first MLS expansion club since 2009 to qualify for the playoffs in its inaugural year, finishing with 55 points! Don’t miss the Atlanta United FC Playoffs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium!
Atlanta United Playoffs: Knockout Round
Atlanta United FC vs. Columbus Crew- Thursday, October 26, 7:00 PM
The first round of MLS playoffs is a one-round knockout game. Atlanta United will host Columbus Crew in the first round. The teams have faced off three times this season already, with Atlanta coming out on top twice.
Additional teams facing a knockout round are:
- Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes
- Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls
- Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City
If Atlanta United defeats Columbus Crew in the Knockout Round, the team will head to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals!
Atlanta United Playoffs: Eastern Conference Rounds
The top teams in each conference are granted a bye week during the Knockout Round. Winners of the Knockout Round go on the play these top teams in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. Atlanta United FC’s possible opponents are Toronto FC or New York City FC, depending on which teams advance. Toronto FC will play the lowest seed to advance from Knockout Round, while New York City FC will play the highest seed to advance from Knockout Round.
The Conference Rounds are a two-game series, with the final winner heading to the MLS Cup to battle the Western Conference Finalist. The top teams from the Western Conference are the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders, who will also have to prove their worth against the Knockout Round Champions.
Playoffs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Having a better record than Columbus Crew has earned Atlanta United FC home-field advantage for their first playoff game. This gives Atlanta a certain edge, as Five Stripes fans can get rowdy! Fans recently set an attendance record, with 71,874 at the game on October 22nd. This broke their own record by 1,450! This Thursday, the stadium will be maxed out yet again with excited fans, hoping for an Atlanta victory!
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