Atlanta United: 4 questions with Hector Villalba


Atlanta United: 4 questions with Hector Villalba

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Charleston, South Carolina - February 18, 2017: Hector Villalba (#15) races down the touchline and into the Columbus Crew half of the field on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 in Charleston. (Photo by Alex Holt)

Hector Villalba and Atlanta United will host Chicago on Saturday at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium. The game, which will kick off at 4 p.m., is sold out.

Villalba, signed as the team’s first Designated Player, answered a few questions on Thursday about the season.

Q: Have you had the impact on games that you hoped to have in the first two?

A: No. I’m really happy with the work that the team is doing. But I know that individually I haven’t scored. That will come with more hard work.

Q: It seems that teams aren’t attacking down his side, possibly because of his speed and Ty’s (Mears) speed. Is that an accurate observation? Therefore, there’s typically a lot of players in front of him.

A: It could be, but not just for our speed but also how Ty and I communicate in terms of our defensive abilities.

Q: On playing Chicago.

A: It will be a tough game, but we are going to try to start strong in the first 30 minutes and we know that it just depends upon us.

Q: On the importance of the win against Minnesota United.

A: The win was big for us a team, especially getting that first win on the road. But now we are focused on getting ready for another good test against Chicago.

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