Two clubs in good form will clash Sunday when first-place Atlanta United hosts the surging New York Red Bulls on the quick pitch inside raucous Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Five Stripes (8-2-1) own the best record in MLS with a league-high 25 points. They bounced back from a short-handed loss to Sporting Kansas City with a resounding road win over a quality Orlando SC squad last Sunday.
"It's very important, especially in a league where winning on the road is so difficult," Atlanta coach Tata Martino told reporters after the win. "I think it's really important and I think we're deserving of it, and even more so coming off of a loss at home on Wednesday."
The Red Bulls (6-3-0) have won three in a row, highlighted by a 4-0 drubbing of rival New York City FC on May 5. Extending that winning streak in Atlanta won't be easy. >> Read more