01/13/2019 -- Marietta, Georgia -- Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan (1) runs drills at the team's training facility during training at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground, Monday, January 13, 2020. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
Photo: Alyssa Pointer/alyssa.pointer@ajc.com
Photo: Alyssa Pointer/alyssa.pointer@ajc.com

Atlanta United goalkeepers doing well under new coach

Atlanta United’s Brad Guzan said Thursday that the goalkeepers haven’t “missed a beat” under new coach Liam Curran.

Curran has been working with the goalkeepers since Aron Hyde was announced as the goalkeepers coach for the U.S. men’s national team Jan. 3.

“We as players are experienced enough to know how to push ourselves,” Guzan said. “He knows how to push us to get the best out of us. That dynamic duo of him and us as a group, we haven’t missed a beat.”

The team has allowed only two goals in three exhibition games. Atlanta United will play at Birmingham Legion on Saturday and at Mexican second-division side Leones Negros on Tuesday.

The team will open its season at Honduran side Motagua on Feb. 18. Atlanta United will open its league season Feb. 29 in Nashville.

Atlanta United’s goalkeepers include Guzan, Alec Kann and Brendon Moore.

Curran began working with Atlanta United 2 as its goalkeepers coach in 2018. He was an assistant coach at Clemson from 2012-16. Before that, he was at Akron from 2010-12.

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