The good news is Atlanta United supporters no longer have to deal with two-week breaks in between matches. The bad news is the club plays eight matches in 23 days. Will this mean a change in the usual starting XI due to some needed rest? Probably at some point, but hopefully not right after a short hiatus. Here is the definite, surefire lineup for September 10th.*
*I'm probably wrong.
Goalkeeper: Brad "Cue Ball" Guzan.
Left Back: Greg Garza. In my opinion, the most likely usual starter to miss multiple matches during this stretch simply because of his history of injuries and other small knocks this season.
Center Back #1: Leandro Gonzalez Pirez.
Center Back #2: Michael Parkhurst.
Right Back: Anton Walkes. Some people will predict that Tyrone Mears gets his starting spot back this Sunday. Walkes has played well at times, but his consistency just isn't there yet. However, I don't expect for Tata Martino to change it up again just yet.
Central Midfielder #1: Carlos Carmona. Back from serving his one-match suspension.
Central Midfielder #2: Jeff Larentowicz. He's a cyborg and I won't be convinced otherwise.
Attacking Midfielder: Miguel Almiron. Let's hope that this stretch at home helps Miggy, who has been struggling a little as of late.
Left Winger: Yamil Asad. He was wonderful against the Philadelphia Union. I'll be interested to see if Martino plays him centrally again.
Right Winger: Hector Villalba. Another guy that has started every match this season.
Striker: Josef Martinez. Another that can massively benefit from a long home stretch. He hasn't been able to find his form quite yet since returning from his most recent injury.
To recap, here's my projected lineup against FC Dallas.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.