According to manager Frank de Boer, among those who can’t play because of injury are: midfielder Ezequiel Barco (knee), midfielder Hector Villalba (knee), centerback Flo Pogba (hamstring), midfielder Kevin Kratz (calf) and fullback George Bello (groin).
Barco, 20, "is doing well" and may be able to return to training with the first team after Sunday's game at Seattle, according to de Boer. Atlanta United will host Houston on July 17. Barco was injured when he was tackled out of bounds in Atlanta United's win against Columbus in the U.S. Open Cup. it was his first game with the team since he returned from U20 World Cup in Poland. He hasn't played in a league match with the team since the May 5 win at Sporting KC. Barco has four goals and one assist this season.