After Hector Villalba's sensational strike saw Atlanta United defeat Orlando City on the road, both teams now head to Bobby Dodd for what will surely be a tremendous atmosphere. Josef Martinez was a surprise omission last Friday, but will we see the amazin' Venezuelan this time around? Here is the definite, surefire lineup for July 29th.*
*I'm probably wrong.
Goalkeeper: Brad Guzan. What a debut.
Left Back: Greg Garza.
Center Back #1: Leandro Gonzalez Pirez.
Center Back #2: Michael Parkhurst. He's a very intelligent player, and that was showcased last match.
Right Back: Anton Walkes. Yes, his crossing isn't great. However, he's still way more proactive on the attack than Tyrone Mears was, and that helps. Plus, he has only been playing as a full back for less than two months. We're witnessing his transition, and that'll come with growing pains.
Center Midfielder #1: Carlos Carmona.
Center Midfielder #2: Jeff Larentowicz.
Attacking Midfielder: Miguel Almiron.
Left Winger: Yamil Asad.
Right Winger: Hector Villalba. You're amazing.
Striker: Josef Martinez. Tata Martino did say Martinez is "day-to-day" with a nagging injury that he first picked up in the U.S. Open Cup match against the Charleston Battery. Perhaps Martino feels good enough about the way the club played without him last week to rest Martinez an additional match, but from what's been said about the injury, it doesn't sound too serious.
So yeah, pretty standard prediction. To recap, here's my projected lineup against Orlando City.
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