Thursday May 23rd, 2024 2:34AM

Big road match as Atlanta United heads to Toronto FC

By ATLUTD Communications

ATLANTA — Atlanta United returns to action Saturday, traveling to take on Toronto FC at BMO Field.

The match is set to kick-off at 7:30 p.m.

The Five Strips will be without six players who have been called into their respective national teams for the March FIFA window: Luis Abram (Peru), Thiago Almada (Argentina U-23), Jay Fortune (Trinidad and Tobago), Giorgos Giakoumakis (Greece), Bartosz Slisz (Poland) and Caleb Wiley (U.S. U-23).

Atlanta holds an all-time record of 4-5-6 against Toronto in MLS play: 3-1-4 at home and 1-4-2 on the road. This is the first of two meetings between the teams in 2024 as Atlanta will host Toronto on June 29.

Atlanta recorded its first clean sheet of the season in its 2-0 victory against Orlando City SC in Matchday 3. The club has conceded two goals through three matches, which is tied with Toronto and three other teams for the fewest goals conceded in MLS entering the weekend.

The team also ranks second in the league in aerial duels won percentage at 58.73%, according to Sportec.

Brooks Lennon has recorded at least one assist in back-to-back games for the fifth time since joining the club after tallying his second assist of the season against Orlando. The right back will look to make it three straight games with an assist for the first time in his career.

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