After their 3-1 home win against a good Columbus Crew team, Atlanta United must now prepare to play away from Mercedes-Benz Stadium for over a month as they visit Orlando City, D.C. United, the Colorado Rapids, and the San Jose Earthquakes consecutively.
The Five Stripes boast the best road record in MLS with seven wins out of eleven away games. They’ll look to continue that trend against a resurgent D.C. squad and three of the four worst teams in the league. On Tuesday, Chris McCann took reporters through the team’s preparations and mentality heading into their last extended road trip of the season.
“It’s tough to go anywhere on the road in this league and get wins,” said McCann. “Tata Martino does his work, he has us well drilled, and we’re always prepared for what’s going to get thrown at us in away games. We’ve done well away from home and I don’t see why we can’t go and just keep playing our game. We just need to concentrate on ourselves and let the other team worry about us. If we can bring our best game, I don’t see why we can’t get all three points.”
A fruitful business trip would bode very well for Atlanta’s quest toward the Supporters Shield and the team’s first ever trophy.
“We’re in a real confident mood,” said McCann. “If we can hit this stretch of four away games and hopefully take maximum points, we’re in real good shape going into the last couple of home games.”