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Game: DC United vs. Atlanta United FC

Date: Wednesday June 19, 2024

Place: Audi field in Washington, DC

TV: AppleTV

The United (4-5-8) are on their way to Audi Field on Wednesday where they will try to defeat DC (4-7-7). The goaltenders expected to start are Alex Bono for DC and Brad Guzan for Atlanta.

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DC United have accounted for 48 SVs and they also have a save percentage of 62.0 this season. This team’s goal differential stands at -7 with 25 goals scored and also 32 goals allowed. During the campaign, the team is averaging 1.06 points per game (19 points) and ranks 10th in football with 19 assists. The United ranks third in expected goals against with 31.5, and the team’s expected goals against stands at 26.3. DC has 51 yellow card warnings this year and also 2 red cards. United have conceded 32 goals while conceding 1.78 goals per 90 minutes, and their opponents have tallied 79 shots on target against them. They scored two clean sheets, giving them a percentage of 11.1% over the season.

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Over the course of the season, the United have a save rate of 72.4 (76 SoT against) and are 24th in the league with 17 points. United are averaging 1.00 points per game and recording 14 assists and 1 red card. Atlanta United FC has collected 24 goals and their expected goals for the season is 27.3. United have a 17.6% shutout rate this year, along with 31 yellow cards. The team’s goals against per 90 is 1.35, along with 53 saves, and they have collected 3 shutouts. Atlanta ranks 12th in terms of goals conceded, with 23 goals, and the goal difference is 1.

The man defending the goal for DC will be Alex Bono. Bono has seen the field for a total of 15,612 minutes and made 544 stops in his professional football career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes are 1.55 (269 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 69.6. The United States goalkeeper has faced 810 shots against him in 171 starts. Bono (67-46-59 career record) has collected 35 shutouts, giving him a 20.5% shutout percentage.

Brad Guzan will be in net for Atlanta. In his professional football career, Guzan conceded 598 goals while recording 1,332 saves in 426 starts. He conceded 1.40 goals per 90 minutes while maintaining a record of 146-107-175. He has earned a save percentage of 70.0 and his clean sheet percentage stands at 26.8%. Guzan has kept 114 clean sheets while seeing 1,931 shots attempted against him in 38,379 career minutes.

Christian Benteke is a member of the squad that can make an impact for DC. He has provided a total of 40 assists and 20 yellow card warnings in his professional football career. The attacker from Belgium scored a total of 157 goals in 31,595 minutes played. Benteke has had a starting assignment in 343 games so far in his career and has earned 0.45 G/90.

Atlanta is led by Saba Lobzhanidze, who can cause a lot of chaos on the field. The forward from Georgia has spent 15,880 minutes on the pitch and scored 45 goals. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 187 games so far in his professional football career. He has received three yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 32 times.

Who will win tonight’s MLS match against the spread?

Guy Bruhn’s choice: take DC

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