Atlanta United will not play defenders Michael Parkhurst and Franco Escobar and forward Hector Villalba in Saturday’s friendly against Nashville SC.
According to manager Gerardo Martino, the three are being held out for precautionary reasons not related to the expected inclement weather. The forecast calls for rain and temperatures in the mid-50s for the 4 p.m. start.
The lineup changes likely include Sal Zizzo at right back, Jeff Larentowicz at center back and Chris McCann at defensive midfielder. Julian Gressel will take Villalba’s forward spot.