Sosa underwent hernia surgery in November that resulted in him missing the preseason. He came on as a sub in the season’s fourth game. He came off the bench in the next game, and then started the next three. He missed the next game against Montreal on April 30 because he tweaked something in his leg. He came off the bench in the next game on May 7 against Chicago. He then suffered an adductor injury against Nashville in the U.S. Open Cup on May 11 that sidelined him until he came on as a sub on July 9 against Austin.
Atlanta United 0, Chicago 0
Like Atlanta United’s season, there have been more stops than starts for Sosa.
But Pineda said after a lengthy evaluation and consultations, he felt Sosa could start and go 90 minutes against Chicago.
Pineda said he likes the Rossetto-Sosa partnership because Sosa can drop in and play as a centerback and can also hit the long passes up the field.
“So the idea was to try to have a little bit more balance between Rossetto, who’s more of a playmaker, and then Santi, more the holding midfielder that can give balance to the team and I felt he was very good today,” Pineda said.
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Atlanta United’s 2022 MLS schedule
Feb. 27 Atlanta United 3, Sporting KC 1
March 5 Colorado 3, Atlanta United 0
March 13 Atlanta United 2, Charlotte 1
March 19 Atlanta United 3, Montreal 3
April 2 Atlanta United 1, D.C. United 0
April 9 Charlotte 1, Atlanta United 0
April 16 Atlanta United 0, Cincinnati 0
April 24 Miami 2, Atlanta United 1
April 30 Montreal 2, Atlanta United 1
May 7 Atlanta United 4, Chicago 1
May 15 Atlanta United 2, New England 2
May 21 Atlanta United 2, Nashville 2
May 28 Columbus 2, Atlanta United 1
June 19 Atlanta United 2, Miami 0
June 25 Toronto 2, Atlanta United 1
June 30 New York Red Bulls 2, Atlanta United 1
July 3 Atlanta United 2, NYCFC 2
July 9 Austin 3, Atlanta United 0
July 13 Atlanta United 2, Real Salt Lake 1
July 17 Atlanta United 1, Orlando 1
July 24 L.A. Galaxy 2, Atlanta United 0
July 30 Atlanta United 0, Chicago 0
August 6 vs. Seattle, 3 p.m., ABC
August 13 at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. BSSO/BSSE
August 17 vs. New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE
August 21 at Columbus, 5:30 p.m., FS1
August 28 vs. D.C. United, 4 p.m., UNIV
August 31 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m., FS1
Sept. 4 at Portland, 5:30 p.m., FOX
Sept. 10 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE
Sept. 14 at Orlando, 6 p.m., BSSO/BSSE
Sept 17 vs. Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m., UniMas
Oct. 1 at New England, 1 p.m., UniMas
Oct. 9 vs. NYCFC, TBD, BSSO/BSSE