MLS: Atlanta United FC at Chicago Fire

Jul 30, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Fire FC head coach Ezra Hendrickson and Atlanta United FC head coach Gonzalo Pineda meet before their match at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta United coach Gonzalo Pineda could take a major step toward getting his team into the playoffs if he can beat former mentor and Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer at home on Saturday afternoon.

Pineda was Schmetzer's top assistant before departing to take the Atlanta job midway through the 2021 season.

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