Predicting Atlanta United’s 11 vs. Minnesota

Who will start for Atlanta United (6-5-2) in Wednesday’s game against Minnesota United (6-4-3) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium?

I think you may see at least three changes in an attempt to jumpstart an offense that has once again mostly disappeared in the past few games.

Here we go:

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

Right fullback Franco Escobar. I think he’s back in place of Michael Parkhurst, who was actually the better fullback going forward in last week’s 2-1 loss at Real Salt Lake.

Centerback Miles Robinson. 

Centerback Michael Parkhurst. I think Leandro Gonzalez Pirez may get a game off. He’s played almost every minute of every league game.

Left fullback Brek Shea. Shea won’t get a game off, but Ambrose may come on for a few minutes.

Defensive midfielder Jeff Larentowicz. He struggled a bit at Real Salt Lake, but he’s a veteran and will bounce back.

Defensive midfielder Eric Remedi. I don’t think he’s been as effective this season as he was last season, but he should still start and may try to get forward more to link defense to offense.

Wide midfielder Julian Gressel. He’s not going to come out of the lineup.

Wide midfielder Dion Pereira. I think it’s always a mistake to give a young player a start and then put him back on the bench. Let’s see what Pereira can do with a second consecutive start.

Attacking midfielder Pity Martinez. He didn’t start against Real Salt Lake. He’ll start against Minnesota.

Striker Josef Martinez. 

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Doug Roberson
Doug Roberson
Doug Roberson covers the Atlanta United and Major League Soccer.