The newly acquired midfielder Matheus Rossetto, who was signed on February 3rd, has had a delay in acquiring his P-1 Visa that will keep him from playing in Atlanta United’s first leg against Motagua in the Concacaf Champions League. Manager Frank de Boer confirmed this news in an interview he had with SeriesXMFC’s Counter-Attack.
This was expected, but Frank de Boer confirms to #CounterAttack that P-1 Visa delays will prevent Matheus Rossetto from playing in the first RD of the #SCCL. @SiriusXMFC #ATLUTD debuts away to @MOTAGUAcom on 2/18.— Felipe Cárdenas (@FelipeCar) February 12, 2020
It’s unclear if this will hold him out of future matches if Atlanta were to advance in the CCL.
Rossetto’s place in the the starting eleven was still somewhat of a question mark heading into the first game, having only played one half in preseason with the club. The midfielder shined in his short debut against the Birmingham legion, scoring his first goal with the club.
With him officially out, Atlanta will be limited on their options in the midfield with Eric Remedi, Emerson Hyndman, Jeff Larentowicz, and Mo Adams being the only true midfielders available.