It’s tenth vs 11th in the Eastern Conference and, if either side are going to gatecrash the top seven, this is surely must win.
Toronto FC faced Club de Foot Montréal in the Canadian Classique last weekend and could not have started any better.
With just seven minutes on the clock, TFC led 2-0; Federico Bernardeschi converting a penalty, before Lorenzo Insigne fired home.
Bernardeschi is just the third player to score in each of his first five MLS home games, as the Reds scored twice in the opening seven minutes of a match for the first time ever.
Despite this, they actually went onto lose, with Montréal leading 3-2 at the interval and leaving BMO Field 4-3 winners.
Insigne did half the deficit in stoppage time, but suffered a suspected injury in doing so, the extend of which is currently unknown.
With just four games to go, Bob Bradley’s team are three places and three points below the play-off line, making every game simply must win.
Atlanta United’s need for points is just as desperate, given that they’re one point worse off.
The Five Stripes too were beaten last weekend, going down 2-1 at Providence Park against Portland Timbers.
Josef Martínez scoring off the bench; the Venezuelan superstar won’t feature here after a training ground confrontation with Head Coach Gonzalo Pineda.
This is far from ideal for Atlanta who’ve only won five of their last 24 outings, all of which have come at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Who will keep their play-off dreams alive with a victory in Georgia?