Atlanta United vs. Minnesota United FC Friendly Preview

In their third Preseason friendly and second Carolina Challenge Cup game, Atlanta United take on Minnesota United FC!

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Where to watch/listen

Time: 7:30 PM Eastern Time

Watch: Atlanta United Official Website

Radio: 92.9 The Game with Jason Longshore and Mike Conti

Weather

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Previous Results

Atlanta United:

L 3-1 vs. Columbus Crew

Minnesota United FC:

L 1-0 vs. Charleston Battery

Predicted Lineup

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Last game, Tata came out with a 4-2-3-1 formation and it didn’t work well. I think it was mainly due to who he named in the squad as he had Ambrose at LB and Larentowicz at CB and so the defense was pretty leaky. I think Tata goes back to a 4-3-3 formation with Larentowicz a little farther back. I don’t expect Escobar or Villalba to start but I do expect Parkhurst to start as I believe Tata will look to fix the leaky defense. I do think Escobar and Villalba will get some valubale minutes though later on.

I also think it’s possible that he could start some reserves and backups like Goslin, Carleton, and Vazquez to save some players for the game against Charleston and give them more rest.

Prediction

Saturday was obviously dissapointing to the fans and the players and I think the players will come out with some more fire as they did lack some energy early on. The turnovers were definitely a problem but I think that will get better as they realize the competition is stiffer.

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This will be a close game but I think Atlanta wins with some late heroics.

Atlanta 2-1 Minnesota

 

 

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Phil Veasley
Phil Veasley is a resident of Atlanta who has been a die-hard Hawks fan since 2005. He is Civil Engineer student at KSU. Currently, Phil writes for Atlanta Hawks Talk while also managing all ATLSportsHQ sites. He can be reached on Twitter at @_ATLPhil

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