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New York City FC faces Atlanta United FC following Castellanos’ 2-goal game

August 10, 2019

New York City FC (10-4-8, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta United FC (12-9-3, second in the Eastern Conference)

Atlanta; Sunday, 3:55 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Valentin Castellanos leads New York City FC into a matchup with Atlanta United FC after registering two goals against Houston.

Atlanta United FC is 6-5-3 against Eastern Conference teams. Atlanta United FC is 4-1-1 when it scores more than two goals.

New York City FC is 5-2-6 against Eastern Conference teams. New York City FC is 5-0-1 when it scores at least three goals.

The teams meet Sunday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Josef Martinez has 18 goals and two assists for Atlanta United FC. Justin Meram has three goals over the last 10 games for Atlanta United FC.

Maxi Moralez leads New York City FC with eight assists. Heber has six goals over the last 10 games for New York City FC.

LAST 10 GAMES: Atlanta United FC: 5-4-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 1.3 assists, 4.6 shots on goal and 4.7 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.8 goals per game.

New York City FC: 6-3-1, averaging 2.4 goals, two assists, 6.6 shots on goal and 7.5 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.6 goals per game.

NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: Atlanta United FC: Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Brek Shea (injured), Kevin Kratz (injured).

New York City FC: Ben Sweat (injured), Joe Scally (injured), Ismael Tajouri (injured).

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