There were three notables among the Atlanta United kit numbers released Friday by the team, which will play its first friendly this season Saturday at Chattanooga.
First, Thiago Almada elected to change his number to 23 from 8. No reason was provided. Second, no player was assigned No. 7, worn by Josef Martinez the past six seasons. Third, Luiz Araujo will wear No. 10 instead of 19. Marcelino Moreno wore 10 last season.
Kit numbers for the coming season:
1 Brad Guzan
2 Ronald Hernandez
5 Santiago Sosa
6 Ozzie Alonso, who wore 16 last season
10 Luiz Araujo
11 Brooks Lennon
12 Miles Robinson
13 Amar Sejdic
14 Franco Ibarra
15 Andrew Gutman
18 Derrick Etienne
20 Matheus Rossetto, who wore 9 last season
21 Edwin Mosquera
22 JuanJo Purata
23 Thiago Almada
24 Noah Cobb
25 Clement Diop
26 Caleb Wiley
28 Tyler Wolff
30 Machop Chol
31 Quentin Westberg
35 Ajani Fortune
36 Jackson Conway
37 Aiden McFadden
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Atlanta United’s 2023 MLS schedule
Feb. 25 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 7:30 p.m.
March 4 vs. Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m.
March 11 at Charlotte FC, noon, Fox
March 18 vs. Portland Timbers, 7:30 p.m.
March 25 at Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m.
April 1 vs. New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.
April 8 at New York City FC, 7:30 p.m.
April 15 at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m.
April 23 vs. Chicago Fire FC, 4:30 p.m., FS1
April 29 at Nashville SC, 1:30 p.m., Fox
May 6 at Inter Miami CF, 7:30 p.m.
May 13 vs. Charlotte FC, 7:30 p.m.
May 17 vs. Colorado Rapids, 7:30 p.m.
May 20 at Chicago Fire FC, 8:30 p.m.
May 27 at Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m.
May 31 vs. New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m., FS1
June 3 at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.
June 10 vs. D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.
June 21 vs. New York City FC, 7:30 p.m.
June 24 at New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.
July 2 vs. Philadelphia Union, 4 p.m., Fox
July 8 at CF Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
July 12 at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m.
July 15 vs. Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m., FS1
Aug. 20 at Seattle Sounders, 10:30 p.m.
Aug. 26 vs. Nashville SC, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 30 vs. FC Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 2 at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 vs. Inter Miami CF, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 vs. CF Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 at Philadelphia Union, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 7 vs. Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 at FC Cincinnati, TBA
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