Keep Your Enemy Closer: Atlanta SC

Oct 10, 2019

MIAMI (October 10, 2019) - The Miami FC follows up a home date against Atlanta SC with a road match against the same side this weekend. Kickoff from Georgia Rush Sports Complex is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12th.

A Strong Rebound

Atlanta SC began its NISA career on the wrong foot, hosting Stumptown Athletic in the first match of the NISA Showcase and going down 3-0 before getting a late consolation goal.

Atlanta picked itself up and dusted off the loss, took a two-week break and traveled to Miami to give the two-time NPSL National Champions everything it could handle at Buccaneer Field at Barry University.

Employing pace up top and quick incisive passing on both long and short balls, Atlanta was tough to defend all match for Miami.

Miami twice went up by a goal, but Atlanta clawed back both times to tie the match at 1-1 and then 2-2, the latter of which came in stoppage time. The Orange and Blue will need to be clicking on all cylinders in order to come back from Georgia with three points. 

Players to Watch

Prince Saydee is an incredibly dynamic part of what Atlanta wants to do on both offense and defense. 

Able to play all along both the right and left flanks, Saydee switched positions frequently in Sunday night's draw and was a nuisance.

With speed to burn and an intense willingness to bomb forward on attacks with or without the ball, Saydee is a gamechanger for Atlanta.

Alex Frank scored Atlanta's dramatic, stoppage time equalizer in last weekend's draw against Miami by staying aware and pouncing on a loose ball in the box.

The French-born 24-year-old possesses a bevy of skills that make him a reliable all-around midfielder, Frank is a former Monaco Academy product who has wasted no time making a lasting impact in the American soccer landscape.

Frank has played on the NPSL's Houston Dutch Lions, as well as the Western Mass. Pioneers, where he won a Northeastern Championship, which included a 15-match undefeated run.

Up Next

Miami gets a one-week break before making its triumphant return to Riccard Silva Stadium in a highly-anticipated match against the Oakland Roots on Saturday, October 26th.

The Orange and Blue will then play against either Stumptown Athletic or Atlanta SC in the NISA East Coast Championship on Saturday, November 9th. That match will also take place at Riccardo Silva Stadium.