1. Atlanta United heads into the very short MLS All-Star Game break with the most points in the league (47), in the driver's seat for the Supporters' Shield and with the league's leading-goal-scorer, Josef Martinez, who added two more in last week's 2-1 win at Montreal. That's a city worth visiting, if you ever have time. Poutine isn't my thing, but the city is great for foodies and for walkies.
2. The All-Star game will be played on Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The opponents will be Juventus, which unfortunately won't have Cristiano Ronaldo. The All-Stars will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The former Juventus star, who now plays for the L.A. Galaxy, withdrew last night after scoring a hat trick to send Orlando City packing, 4-3. The All-Star game will be at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast by ESPN.