Football Season Guide

Atlanta United


Alex DeJohn (def) Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Ronald Hernández (def) Aberdeen FC, Santiago Sosa (mid) River Plate, Lisandro López (att) Racing Club, Machop Chol (att), Efraín Morales (def) Atlanta United II


Fernando Meza (r) (def) Defensa y Justicia, Eric Remedi (sp) (mid) San Jose Earthquakes, Franco Escobar (k) (def) Newell's Old Boys, Manuel Castro (r) (Att) Estudiantes, Jon Gallagher (sp) (att) Austin FC, Larentowicz (r) (def)

A season to forget was for sure the last season for Atlanta. They finished in the 12th place of the Conference mostly because they had their top goalscorer and star player Josef Martinez sidelined for about the whole season. A new coach has arrived in town as legendary ex-player Gabriel Heinze will lead the Five Stripes this season back to success, and of course Josef Martinez is healthy again and back for good. Atlanta without him were scoring only one goal per game in average, this season there will pretty surely be an improvement to this stat, if Martinez remains healthy. Barco and Bello are still young but they have played a lot last season so they are expected to improve in 2021 and show signs of leadership as well, because quality is already there. Moreover, the acquisitions of Ibarra and Santiago Sosa will provide more enthusiasm as the youngsters are considered of top quality level. The departures of Meza, Escobar and Larentowicz are important but Miles Robinson and Walkes are in perfect condition to prove they can ensure good defensive organization for the team.


With a healthy Josef Martinez Atlanta can target pretty high. At first of course their main target should be to enter to the playoffs and qualify at least one round.