Gabriel Heinze hit the training fields for first time today as Atlanta United manager. Today was the first day back for most of the squad and the first time the new Argentine boss could take charge of an official training session. While we’re all champing at the bit to get a look at this revamped Five Stripes outfit, we’re left with just a few snippets from the team’s digital department for now.
First steps into our 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ journey. pic.twitter.com/Zg5wJkMPpH— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) February 24, 2021
After all the hoopla and waiting, just seeing Gabriel Heinze draped in Atlanta United threads and jogging on the training field leaves you with a special feeling of excitement and anticipation for the season to come.
Season V.— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) February 24, 2021
A new era begins ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/BzNmJCTl4z
This was the first look at some new faces like Ronald Hernandez (pictured left) and the returning Josef Martinez (showcased in the video below).
Day 1 ☑️— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) February 25, 2021
This is just the beginning pic.twitter.com/bqCH5WSMGw
The team put out this nice little 40-second video of the first day of training. While we see a lot of familiar faces that are some unknowns in the mix as well. We won’t speculate on who they are. That’s what blog comment sections are for!
Nevertheless, it’s extremely exciting to finally see the boys back on the training fields as the offseason finally dwindles and competitive matches start to approach. We cannot freaking wait.