The first meeting between the MLS-contrived rivals is Friday. This is also the first in a home-away series between the two clubs to welcome them back from the Gold Cup break. Currently, Atlanta United (9-7-3) sits in fourth place in the Eastern Conference on 30 points. Orlando (8-7-5) is in sixth with 29 points. To say this match means something would be an understatement. While Atlanta fans are looking for our side to prove they are a legitimate contender, Orlando fans seem to be concerned with making this thing an actual rivalry. Why? I don't know. We aren't claiming them as a Southern city, but they sure do hate us for some reason. Orlando has had a rough go as of late, with one win in all competitions since the calendar flipped to June. The Lions will be without their top striker, Cyle Larin, who is on international duty. On the other hand, Atlanta is riding a three-match win streak and will debut USMNMT keeper Brad Guzan for the first time this season. This match will come down to goals. Both teams have shown their ability to concede goals (Atlanta with 27, Orlando with 29), but Atlanta has tallied 39 goals this season, four times scoring more than four goals in a match. Per MLS: Orlando Suspended: None Suspended next caution: Jose Aja Int’l Duty: FW Cyle Larin (Canada) Injury Report: OUT: MF Rafael Ramos (hamstring 7/10, out 4 weeks). QUESTIONABLE: Carlos Rivas (ankle) Atlanta Suspended: None Suspended next caution: none Int’l Duty: FW Romario Williams (Jamaica) Injury Report: OUT: FW Jacob Peterson (lower leg), FW Kenwyne Jones (knee), GK Alec Kann (left quad) Who starts? Score predictions? Good trash talk against Orlando?