Hello again, Charleston


By: Arturo P

After a solid 0-0 draw against Atlanta United earlier this year as part of the preseason in theCarolina Cup, ATL UTD 2 hosts the Charleston Battery this Tuesday, April 24th at 7 p.m.

The Battery will be coming to Coolray Stadium after a very even match up with Penn FC only acouple of days ago resulting in a 1-1 final score.

The Formula in the Formation
ATL UTD 2 has used a 4-3- 2-1 formation for most of their matches. This formation has been gaining popularity in the USL/ MLS and is consistently used by European teams with good reason. With a simple switch from a player, the defensive or offensive lines can be reinforced very quickly. The versatility and room for playmaking that the 4-3- 2-1 gives can allow ATL UTD 2 to take control and set their own pace for this match.

Charleston Battery

This Charleston team has struggled away from home, having 0 wins in the away column so far this season. Charleston has also become comfortable using a 3-4- 2-1 formation which allows more forward action and provides more offense. Charleston lacks the offensive power to really work this formation to its fullest potential and is already leaving their defense vulnerable with only 3 players in the backline. While the Battery are right in the middle of the table in USL goals conceded, ATL UTD 2 stands lower with only 5 goals.

ATL UTD 2 is feeling good after last Saturday’s 1 goal draw with the reigning champs of the USL, Louisville City FC. Atlanta was able to shut down Louisville’s attacks and hold them to 1 goal while scoring one of our own through a penalty made by homegrown player, Andrew Carleton. The team has been gelling well together and getting into a nice rhythm as we approach Week 8 in the USL and this is the perfect opportunity for ATL UTD 2 to really prove to the fans that they’re hungry for the points because the fans are hungry for a win! A taste that has been on the tip of our tongues since Week 2 of the USL, when Atlanta faced the New York Red Bulls II.

My score prediction:
Charleston Battery: 0
Most Dangerous Player:
MDP: Tah Anunga – 2 goals, 1 assist in 5 apps.

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