The two teams on top of the Eastern Conference table will collide when unbeaten New York City FC visits Atlanta United on Sunday for an early season battle between contenders in good form at raucous Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
NYCFC (5-0-1) is the only team in MLS yet to suffer a loss and has outscored opponents 14-4. After posting a 4-0 win over Real Salt Lake in a midweek clash on Wednesday, NYCFC leads MLS in goal differential and overall goals.
"I think most importantly for us -- every game is a different challenge," NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson told MLSsoccer.com. "We have a group of players that are very driven, very focused, very hungry. I think hungry is the best word to describe this group. Every game, we know we have to go in and put on a performance." >> Read more
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