Our prediction for this MLS match:
Atlanta United will be aiming to move one step closer to defending their MLS trophy when they host Philadelphia Union at their Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Friday morning. The Five Stripes were anything but impressive in the regular season, but they are definitely capable of beating the U in front of home fans. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the home team will be last season’s MVP Josef Martinez, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Philadelphia Union, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Atlanta United by beating New York Red Bulls after extra-time and they surely want to put icing on the cake on a very successful season. Nonetheless, since Atlanta United are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we are tempted to put our money on the reigning champions.