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Predicting Atlanta’s starting XI vs Orlando City

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Atlanta United need to find their form and style back. Can Glass turn it around in Orlando?

SOCCER: SEP 02 MLS Inter Miami CF at Atlanta United FC Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Atlanta United drew 0-0 against Inter Miami on Wednesday in an uneventful game on an eventful day in Atlanta. Pity Martinez, who was expected to start, was sold to Saudi Club Al-Nassr hours before game time. Lennon, who was expected to rest, took Pity’s place in the lineup.

Atlanta United’s starting XI against Inter Miami:

Glass needs to find a solution to the problems this team has, especially in the attack. Will he dare to try something different, or will he continue to stick to his system?

My predicted starting XI vs. Orlando:

This is the line up that Glass has been using. It’s more of a 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 hybrid with Rossetto playing behind the striker.

Defense:

The defense won’t change except for the Bello coming back into the starting lineup. He has been one of Atlanta’s most consistent players since the MLS season started back up. He should be back in the starting XI after a games rest.

Midfield:

The midfield shouldn’t change as well. Remedi might be given a rest, and Larentowicz gets the start. With Hyndman at 100%, the Atlanta midfield should look more aggressive and press more.

With Pity gone, Rossetto needs to step up in the attack more. He’s been playing more of the role Nagbe played for Atlanta, but with Pity gone, we need him to help create some chances and contribute to more goals and assists. I can see his role changing with the departure of Pity.

Attack:

Lennon started on the right-hand side on short notice due to Pity’s departure. He has started every game since the MLS season restarted and is due for a rest. With the number of games being played through the week, Glass needs to rest players to keep them healthy and fit. With Lennon getting a rest, Damm will make his first start for Atlanta. Damm has been good in the few minutes he’s played the last couple of games. The Atlanta front three could use some of that power and pace that he can contribute.

Wildcard:

Glass can decide to change up his formation and tactics. He has to continue to look for ways to get the best out of everyone.

This is my wildcard formation:

The 4-4-2 can bring the balance in the attack and midfield that Atlanta desperately need. Cubo could benefit with a classic striker like Jahn on the field, holding the ball and using his physicality to help create space.

Let us know your lineup predictions!