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Atlanta United Loan Watch Preview: McCann 50/50, Villalba hopes to play

After not playing in the last two matches, Villalba, hopefully, should get some playing time this weekend.

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Chris McCann - Coventry City - League One

Coventry City at Millwall FC - Saturday, September 10 at 10 a.m. EST

Chris McCann left last weeks match with a knee injury that may keep him out of this weeks match. It doesn't appear to be anything too serious considering a local newspaper puts him at a 50 percent chance to play this weekend.

As of this morning, it appears as though McCann will not be available for tomorrows match.

McCann has been a major cog in the midfield for the Sky Blues, so his absence would certainly be noticed. For the sake of all Atlanta United fans, let's hope this injury doesn't linger long and McCann gets back to full health and form quickly.

Tito Villalba - Club Tijuana - Liga MX

Club Tijuana vs Monterrey - Saturday, September 10 at 8 p.m. EST

Tito Villalba and the Xolos were off last week due to the international break in Liga MX. Tijuana faces Monterrey on September 10, next weekend. The last time we saw Villalba play was in Copa MX competition, starting the match and being subbed off in the 70th minute. The Argentine hasn't played in the last two matches since so it's reasonable to expect he'll get some playing time this weekend.

Kenwyne Jones - Central FC - TT Pro League

Central FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps - Tuesday, September 28 at 10 p.m. EST - CONCACAF Champions League

Kenwyne Jones comes off a disappointing performance and defeat at the hands of the US Men's National Team on Tuesday in the final CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier. Jones won't be in action again until later this month when Central FC faces Sporting Kansas City in CONCACAF Champions League action.

Junior Burgos - Tampa Bay Rowdies - NASL

Tampa Bay Rowdies at Puerto Rico FC - Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. EST

Junior Burgos hasn't gotten much playing time this season. Burgos didn't see the field in the Rowdies last match against Indy Eleven, but perhaps that'll change this weekend. You can watch this match through Wapa America.

Alex Tambakis, Jeffery Otoo and Andrew Carleton - Charleston Battery - USL

Charleston Battery vs Bethlehem Steel FC - Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. EST

Andrew Carleton got his first start for the Battery on Wednesday and managed a pretty decent performance. We can't say with certainty if he'll play this weekend, but the safe bet would be that he gets subbed in midway through the second half.

Jeffery Otoo did not play on Wednesday, nor did he travel with the team to Montreal. We could see Otoo in action back in Charleston.

Alex Tambakis has started the last four matches over Odisnel Cooper, and every time I think they'll rotate Cooper in just to get him some playing time, Tambakis gets the start. He's certainly played much better in this stretch of games than others this season, but I still wouldn't be surprised to see Cooper start in goal. This match will be made available on Youtube.