The CONCACAF Champions League 2021 continues its course today with the beginning of the quarterfinals and we'll enjoy an all MLS encounter when Atlanta United host Philadelphia Union at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Both have successfuly earned their place in this stage before the local league began, and now they face with more games under their belt. Check out the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
The Five Stripes started a new era under Gabriel Heinze, a highly praised coach who brought plenty of hope to the team. Atlanta left Alajuelense on the way to make it to this round, and they also began the domestic campaign with the right foot.
On the other hand, last year's Supporters' Shield winners have knocked Saprissa out to get here. Jim Curtin's boys didn't start the MLS 2021 strongly, though, and they'll try to bounce back against a well-known rival in the regional tournament.
Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 8 PM (ET)
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union: Time by State in the US
ET: 8 PM
CT: 7 PM
MT: 6 PM
PT: 5 PM
Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union: Storylines
Atlanta United recovered hope with their new coach's arrival. After a bad year, Gabriel Heinze's landing meant a huge upgrade to the coaching role, and they already are seeing the benefits to it. After several months without playing, they returned to action strongly and booked their ticket to this round.
They have also claimed a win and a tie in the beginning of the MLS, remaining unbeaten so far. Last weekend, the Five Stripes put three past Chicago Fire and head to this clash full of confidence. That's not quite the situation for their next opponents.
Philadelphia advanced to this round in great fashion, destroying Saprissa 4-0 at home finishing 5-0 on aggregate. Still, Curtin's squad had a slow start to the domestic championship, as they've tied with Columbus Crew first and then lost against Inter Miami at home.
How to watch or live stream Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union in the US
The game to be played between Atlanta United and Philadelphia Union for the first leg of the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals will be broadcast in the US by TUDN App, Fox Sports 1, TUDN USA, TUDN.com, and Foxsports.com.
Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have already made their predictions and the hosts are seen as favorites. FanDuel has given odds of -120 to Atlanta United, while Philadelphia Union have +300, and a tie would result in a +240 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.