Atlanta United kick-off against Orlando City in a rivalry match for the first time this season. When these two teams face off its usually Atlanta as the favorites, this time around, the teams are coming in much more even, if not tilted towards the opposite direction.
Orlando finished in second place in the MLS is Back Tournament back in July, while Atlanta was eliminated in the group stage with no goals scored.
Before the game was postponed on Wednesday, This was Atlanta United’s lineup vs. Inter Miami:
#ATLUTD’s Starting XI vs Inter Miami CF pic.twitter.com/Ct2AiCoSi4— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) August 26, 2020
Mo Adams and Castro were ready to start in place of Escobar and Hyndman who are out with a suspension and minor injury.
In press conferences these last couple of days, Glass mentioned that he would likely not change much in his line up.
Stephen Glass doesn't expect to make many changes from the starting XI that #ATLUTD revealed vs Inter Miami.— Felipe Cardenas (@FelipeCar) August 28, 2020
Emerson Hyndman and Ezequiel Barco remain day-to-day.
I want to believe that he will make one change to his line up though, Cubo will finally get the start. It might seem unlikely because he still only has ten minutes of game time, but with one week full of training since, he might be ready for 60-75 minutes of game time.
This can be a big game for Adams, who can prove himself in the absence of Hyndman.
My predicted lineup: