Venue: Yankee Stadium (New York)
New York City are unbeaten in their last ten home games in all competitions (seven wins and three draws).
They have kept six clean sheets in their last ten home games.
The hosts are winless in their last four competitive games (two draws and two losses).
Atlanta United are winless in their last seven away games (six losses and one draw).
They have conceded 2+ goals in each of their last six competitive games.
Head to head
Each team has four wins and three draws between them in eleven head-to-head meetings to date.
Latest performances in all competitions
New York City: D-L-L-D-W
Atlanta United: L-L-W-W-L
New York City
New York City will look to win their first game in five tries when they welcome Atlanta United to Yankee Stadium this Sunday.
The hosts come into this tie without a win in four games (D2, L2), leaving them trailing the Eastern Conference leaders CF Montreal by one point after playing 16 rounds of games.
They can reclaim the top spot if they win this game. But after conceding three goals in 30 minutes in their last game against Cincinnati, they will have to be more solid defensively to get a result in this game.
But after coming from three goals down to draw the match 4-4 against Cincinnati, Nicholas Cushing can expect his boys to do better this time and maintain their unbeaten home form which they can extend to eleven games with a win on Sunday.
Possible New York City FC starting line-up
Sean Johnson; Meineche Amundsen, Alex Callens, Anton Tinnerholm, Tayvon Gray; Brain Acevedo, Alfredo Morales; Talles Magno, Maximiliano Moralez, Heber; Valentin Castellanos.
Injured: Thiago Martins, Keaton Parks
For Atlanta United, they will look to get back to winning ways after losing their last two games by a margin of 4-2.
Their last outing was a 2-1 loss to New York Red Bulls; a game that saw them score first, before they conceded two late goals.
The result leaves them sitting in eleventh place, five points behind the playoffs position in the Eastern Conference table.
They will be desperate to win this game and break their winless run away from home which has been on for the last seven games.
But with an extensive injury list that includes Brooks Lennon (MCL), Osvaldo Alonso (ACL), Dylan Castanheira (Achilles), Brad Guzan (Achilles) and Miles Robinson (Achilles), it is impossible to see Atlanta coming out of their dreadful form anytime soon.
Possible Atlanta United starting line-up
Rios Novo; Alex DeJohn, Alan Franco, George Campbell, Michael Ambrose; Emerson Hyndman, Matheus Rossetto, Marcelino Moreno; Luiz Araujo; Josef Martinez, Ronaldo Cisneros
Injured: Brooks Lennon, Osvaldo Alonso, Dylan Castanheira, Brad Guzan, Ronald Henandez and Miles Robinson.
Doubtful: Santiago Sosa
Suspended: Franco Ibarra
New York City 2-1 Atlanta United