breaking news

Third Trump Campaign official pleads guilty in Russia investigation

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.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Quarterfinals preceded by Class AAAA’s eventful Sweet 16
Quarterfinals preceded by Class AAAA’s eventful Sweet 16
Buzzer-beaters, massive comebacks and surprising results highlighted this week’s Sweet 16 action. Here’s a brief recap of each of the games before the quarterfinals resume next week.  R5 #2 Cartersville 58, R7 #1 Blessed Trinity 56 OT A Blessed Trinity 3-pointer with 5 seconds left forced overtime at 48-48, but Cartersville stole the...
Game preview: Hawks begin post-break schedule at streaking Pacers
Game preview: Hawks begin post-break schedule at streaking Pacers

When/where: 7 p.m. today, Bankers Life Fieldhouse TV: Fox Sports Southeast  Stream: Fox Sports Go  Radio: 92.9 The Game  Injuries: Hawks—Malcolm Delaney (knee), Tyler Cavanaugh (ankle) and Antonius Cleveland (ankle) are out; Isaiah Taylor (ankle) is questionable.  Pacers—Darren Collison (knee) is out.  What to watch...
Four unranked boys teams reach 6A quarterfinals
Four unranked boys teams reach 6A quarterfinals
Four unranked Class AAAAAA boys basketball teams – Heritage-Conyers, Lakeside-Evans, Coffee and Tri-Cities – are in the final eight after winning their second-round state tournament games on Thursday. The biggest surprise of the group is Lakeside, which entered the tournament at 13-12 after finishing as the No. 4 seed in Region 3-AAAAAA...
Hawks’ Prince on his inconsistent play: ‘There are certain things I’ve got to tune out’ 
Hawks’ Prince on his inconsistent play: ‘There are certain things I’ve got to tune out’ 
The box-score numbers say Hawks forward Taurean Prince has been inconsistent in his second pro season. There will be a game or two or three when Prince does it all — scoring efficiently, collecting rebounds and steals, handing out assists — followed by a stretch where he provides little positive box-score stats at all.  Here&rsquo...
Playoffs: Round 2 review
Playoffs: Round 2 review
Round 2 of the Class AA tournament is complete and there were no major upsets on the girls’ or boys’ sides. That doesn’t mean my predictions brackets didn’t take a beating, however. While the girls’ side is mostly intact, the boys’ side is obliterated. Looking ahead to the quarterfinals, teams that meet which are...
More Stories