Today in the A: July 7th




A couple of important games for The Braves and United headline this Saturday.

The Braves (49-38) continued on their recent decline Friday Evening. They fell once again to the Milwaukee Brewers (53-35) by a score of 5-4. The Braves have seen their division lead dwindle to the hands of the Phillies and fans are pressuring management to make a few moves before the trade deadline. On the positive side, three Braves will start in the upcoming All Star Game. The Braves and Brewers once again face off this afternoon in Milwaukee at 4:00 PM. It can be seen nationally on FS1.

Atlanta United (11-4-4) look to bounce back from their stunning defeat to FC Dallas on Wednesday night. After leading 2-1 in the waning minutes the Five Stripes conceded two goals in just a couple of minutes and fell by the score of 3-2. It was just Atlanta’s first road loss since a 4-0 debacle in Houston back in March. Let’s just never go back to Texas! Tonight’s foe is the Philadelphia Union who sit in 8th place on the Eastern Conference Table at 6-3-8 but are 3-0-2 in their last five matches. United need at least a draw to remain at the top of the Supporter’s Shield Standings.

The Atlanta Hawks, more specifically Trae Young, look to put on a strong showing in Vegas. The Hawks went 0-3 in Utah with Trae struggling to find the bottom of the net. This has led to many “Twitter Experts” sounding the alarm. I have one word for them…RELAX! It’s three Summer League games where Trae has actually done a lot well bedsides make shots. He will be fine. Writing him off after three games is idiotic. The Hawks face the Knicks this evening at 5:30 on ESPN.

Elsewhere in the A last night the Dream fell to the Storm 95-86 and ATLUTD 2 fell to NYRB 2 6-1.

There are no home games of note today so get out there and enjoy the City, Atlanta!

We’ll have full coverage today’s and every day’s sporting events here at ATLSportsHQ.


Phil Veasley | @_ATLPhil

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