Predicting Atlanta United’s 11 against Real Salt Lake

I haven’t been remotely close to correctly predicting Atlanta United’s starting 11 in its past three games.

I think I’m going to get it right this week for several reasons:

First, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez’s red card received in the 2-1 loss at Montreal was overturned. He will likely play.

Second, Yamil Asad is done serving the one-game suspension for the red card he received in the 2-2 draw at Toronto. He will likely play.

Third, Tyrone Mears returned to training after being a late scratch at Montreal. He will likely play.

Fourth, Kenwyne Jones scored a goal against Montreal. I think he will start again.

The only change to the lineup, I think, will be giving rookie Julian Gressel a one-game rest. He had a decent game against Toronto, and another OK game at Montreal before being subbed as a tactical move following the red card.

I could be wrong, but manager Gerardo Martino has liberally moved players around the lineup and in and out.

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