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Atlanta United to host the 2018 MLS Cup at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium



The date is set and the venue of the MLS Cup 2018.

Atlanta United will host its title stadium at 8 pm on December 8 (ET ET FOX, UniMás, TSN, TVAS) at Mercedes-Benz. It's the first time that the MLS Cup has been held in Atlanta as the Five Stripes become the MLS Cup for the first time in their two-year history.

Atlanta defeated the New York Red Bulls 3-1 in the East Conference Championship after a 1-0 RBNY win at the Red Bull Arena on Thursday. They will host the Western Conference Championship, either Sporting Kansas City or Portland Timbers.

Atlanta was at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the MLS regular season game this season 1

1: 2 – 4, winning both home games in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup playoffs so far. In all competitions, they reached a 25-6-8 home record in their history.

Between 1996 and 2011, the MLS Cup final took place in a predetermined location, although the home team played there three times. Since 2012, the final will be held at the venue of the team that has collected the most points among the finalists in the regular season. Among the nine previous periods in which the MLS Cup took place with one participant, the home team has won six times. Since 2012, the away team have won twice, in 2015, when Portland won at Columbus Crew SC at the MAPFRE stadium, and in 2016 when Seattle Sounders won at BMO Field over Toronto FC.


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