Predicting Atlanta United’s 11 vs. Minnesota United

Who will be in Atlanta United’s starting 11 for Saturday’s game at Minnesota United?

This one should be easier than previous weeks, I think.

There should be just one starter missing: Franco Escobar, who is out after suffering a concussion in the 4-1 win against Vancouver two weeks ago.

Rather than re-invent the wheel, I think manager Gerardo Martino will make a straight swap by moving Chris McCann from left wingback to centerback, and put Greg Garza back in at wingback in a 3-5-2 formation.

The rest is the same as when the team last played two weeks ago:

Goalkeeper: Brad Guzan

Right wingback: Julian Gressel

Centerback: Michael Parkhurst

Centerback: Leandro Gonzalez Pirez

Centerback: Chris McCann

Left wingback: Greg Garza

Holding midfielder: Jeff Larentowicz

Midfielder: Darlington Nagbe

Attacking midfielder: Miguel Almiron

Striker: Hector Villalba

Striker: Josef Martinez