Atlanta United FC hosts Charlotte FC on Sunday in a MLS Eastern Conference matchday 3 fixture. Atlanta is seventh in the conference table at 1-0-1 on three points with a goal difference of -1. Atlanta opened its regular season with a 3-1 victory at home over Sporting Kansas City but was defeated on the road last weekend by the Colorado Rapids 3-0.
Atlanta is winless in the last five matches versus an expansion club with two draws and three losses. Atlanta United has two wins, one draw and two losses in its most recent five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored five goals and conceded seven. Tom Dwyer, Caleb Wiley and Luiz Araujo each have one goal for Atlanta. Josef Martinez is the leader in assists with two.
Expansion side Charlotte is 13th in the conference table at 0-0-2 on zero points with a goal difference of -4. Charlotte was defeated by DC United 3-0 in its first-ever match in the MLS on opening day and followed that with a 1-0 loss at home against the LA Galaxy. Charlotte has yet to score a goal in its first two matches in the MLS.
Charlotte is the seventh expansion club to lose its first two matches in the MLS but is the first since Toronto during 2007 not to score a goal in either of the first two matches. Although Charlotte has failed to score this season, two of its players have scored in the past versus Atlanta. Yordy Reyna scored for DC United against Atlanta and Daniel Rios scored versus Atlanta while playing for Nashville.