Atlanta struggles in form continue after losing 2-1 against Inter Miami Wednesday night. It was the same problems all over again as Stephen Glass has not yet figured out how to unlock this team.
This was Atlanta United’s starting XI vs. Inter Miami:
Atlanta United was playing well, up until Miami scored the opening goal. Jon Gallagher was probably Atlanta’s most involved player throughout the game, especially in the first half. There’s still a lot of problems with the attack. Will Glass be able to turn around the negative results?
My predicted starting XI:
Franco Escobar is returning from suspension, which will most likely move Brooks Lennon back up as a right-winger where Glass has been using him throughout the first MLS phase of games. Fernando Meza seems to be fit enough to play, but Walkes has earned his spot being one of Atlanta’s most consistent players.
Emerson Hyndman has been disappointing since MLS play began, and I think it’s time for him to move to the bench. Gallagher was one of the most impressive players on Wednesday night and deserves another chance in the XI against Nashville. With Eric Remedi and Jeff Larentowicz, the midfield can have more control, which has been one of the problems in this team. With Ezequiel Barco in the ten role, it can have him completely unlocked and able to roam around the field and be a threat everywhere on the field.
Erick “Cubo” Torres has still yet to get his first goal for Atlanta. He’s been very close, yes, but still hasn’t capitalized on his opportunities. Is it maybe time Adam Jahn comes back into the starting lineup again? Or both?
I know we are all very tired of a three at the back formation, but it is always an excellent alternative. Escobar against Orlando played much better as a center back than a full back, he has looked slow and is constantly being caught out position by opposing wingers. With Meza back to full fitness, it may allow Walkes to have a rest. Again, with both Remedi and Larentowicz, it could bring the control we need. Barco and Gallagher can free roam and switch positions at any time, which gives a tactical advantage.
Let us know your predictions!