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Atlanta United almost completely healthy ahead of Saturday’s MLS game

01/13/2019 -- Marietta, Georgia -- Atlanta United head coach Frank de Boer watches the team as they practice at their training facility at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground, Monday, January 13, 2020. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
01/13/2019 -- Marietta, Georgia -- Atlanta United head coach Frank de Boer watches the team as they practice at their training facility at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground, Monday, January 13, 2020. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

With the very important exception of Josef Martinez, Atlanta United has no injured or sick players ahead of Saturday’s game against the New York Red Bulls.

Manager Frank de Boer said Thursday that he has a full squad from which to pick. The second player who tested positive for COVID-19 has been cleared, joined the team and could start, de Boer said. The other player who tested positive was cleared and traveled with the team when it left for Orlando on the Fourth of July.

De Boer said he already knows his starting 11 for Saturday’s match and that he plans to use all five subs to combat the heat and humidity that will be expected for the 8 p.m. kickoff.