“More importantly, we want to have two good performances that we feel good about. We aren’t afraid of playing a play-in game, especially if it’s a home game.”
Parkhurst said the key to getting a good result Sunday will be the work the team puts in early this week. The squad is still without injured players Miguel Almiron, Greg Garza and Chris McCann.
Atlanta United enjoyed a few days off after finishing a stretch of eight games in 24 days with a surprising 3-2 loss to fellow expansion team Minnesota United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It was the team’s first loss in the $1.5 billion stadium and its first in the grueling stretch in which it went 5-1-2.
“We feel good about where we are right now,” midfielder Julian Gressel said. “Some more work left to do to get a midweek break (in playoffs). We are all excited for the next two weeks, the postseason and try to make history with this club.”