Atlanta United vs. Portland Timbers: Time, TV channel, how to watch MLS Cup

first_imgWatch the MLS Cup live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Atlanta is led by MVP forward Josef Martinez, who at 24 years old has ranked in the top five in the MLS in scoring in his first two seasons in the league. His 31 conversions pace the MLS this year. Portland, meanwhile, has received a more balanced scoring output, with midfielders Sebastian Blanco and Diego Valeri each chipping in 10 goals.Here’s everything to know about how to watch the 2018 MLS Cup.What time does the MLS Cup start?The MLS Cup championship game between Atlanta and Portland is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET.What channel is Atlanta United vs. Portland Timbers on?It will be broadcast nationally on Fox.How to live stream the MLS CupThe match can be streamed on fuboTV with a seven-day free trial. It will also be available on Fox Sports Go. When did Atlanta United begin playing as an expansion team?Its first season was in 2017, but the club has already proven a success, leading the league in attendance and reaching the postseason in each of its two campaigns.Where is Josef Martinez from?Martinez is a Venezuelan player who has already played professionally in three countries during his brief career. As an 18-year-old, he was signed to play with Young Boys in Switzerland. He later spent a year with Thun before playing several seasons in Italy with Torino. But he had never scored more than eight goals in a season before coming to Atlanta, where he’s emerged as one of the most prolific offensive threats in North America.What was Atlanta United and Portland Timbers attendance this year?Atlanta led the MLS in attendance with about 53,000 fans per game. Portland ranked 10th with about 21,000 fans per game (albeit with a much smaller capacity than Atlanta). Atlanta United plays the Portland Timbers on Saturday in the MLS Cup. The title game will be played at Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.This is the first-ever MLS Cup appearance for Atlanta, while the Timbers won the championship in 2015. To reach the title game this year, Atlanta beat the New York Red Bulls in the conference finals, and Portland edged Sporting Kansas City.last_img

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