When Atlanta United hosts Portland Timbers on Saturday, they will be attempting to build on their strong start to the 2023 Major League Soccer season.
The opposition, meanwhile, travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in an effort to snap a losing streak and secure their first victory since the season began.
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Atlanta United defeated Charlotte FC in a convincing 3-0 win in their matchup at Bank of America Stadium. Gonzalo Pineda's team won the game in a mostly one-sided contest thanks to a double in the first half from Caleb Wiley on either side of a goal from Luiz Araujo.
As a result, the Five Stripes are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference of the MLS table, ahead of closest rivals Cincinnati and Nashville on goal difference.
Portland Timbers suffered a 2-1 home loss to St. Louis City when the clubs squared off at Providence Park, leaving Portland Timbers red-faced. Zac McGraw gave Giovanni Savarese's team an early lead, but they were only able to hang onto it until Jared Stroud's equaliser just before half-time. Kyle Hiebert then completed the comeback 15 minutes from time.
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Atlanta United vs Portland Timbers date & kick-off time
|Game:||Atlanta United vs Portland Timbers|
|Date:||March 18, 2023|
|Kick-off time:||6:30 pm ET / 11:30 pm GMT / 5:00 am IST (Mar 19)|
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Atlanta United team news and squad
Atlanta United will once again be without Osvaldo Alonso as they have since the start of the season due to injuries.
Atlanta United possible XI: Guzan; Lennon, Sanchez, Purata, Gutman; Ibarra, Sejdic; Wiley, Almada, Araujo; Giakoumakis
|Defenders||Hernandez, Abram, Lennon, Robinson, Gutman, Purata, Sanchez|
|Midfielders||Araujo, Sejdic, Ibarra, Etienne, Sosa, Almada, Fortune, Wiley, Wolff|
|Forwards||Giakoumakis, Berry, Chol|
Portland Timbers team news and squad
The injury concerns revolve around Dairon Asprilla and David Ayala who will miss the clash.
Portland Timbers possible XI: Bingham; Mosquera, Zuparic, Mabiala, McGraw, Bravo; Evander, Williamson, Chara; Moreno, Fogaca
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|Defenders||Bravo, Mosquera, Bonila, Zuparic, McGraw, Mabiala, Miller, Rasmussen|
|Midfielders||Evander, Y. Chara, Blanco, Paredes, D. Chara, Williamson|
|Forwards||Niezgoda, Mora, Ikoba, Moreno|