Atlanta United are back in action after a short break from MLS play, and head coach Gonzalo Pineda will just about have his full squad available for selection for their clash with Philadelphia Union.
The Five Stripes dominated in their 4-1 win over CF Montreal on September 23, and with a week’s worth of rest under their belt, there’s a good chance a similar lineup will be put out at Subaru Park. Pineda will hope that the likes of Giorgos Giakoumakis and Thiago Almada will be on point for the huge Eastern Conference clash on October 4.
Caleb Wiley has excelled at left-back for Atlanta / Perry McIntyre/ISI Photos/GettyImages
GK: Brad Guzan – Atlanta’s captain and No. 1 will get the nod in goal, as expected.
RB: Brooks Lennon – The in-form defender has registered nine assists in 2023, the most for a full-back in MLS.
CB: Miles Robinson – The USMNT regular has looked back to his usual self in Atlanta’s recent run of games.
CB: Luis Abram – He found it hard to find playing time earlier in the campaign, but has taken his chances and made the left center-back position his.
LB: Caleb Wiley – At just 18-years-old, Wiley continues to set new standards and break records for Five Stripes after making 53 appearances, the most ever by an Atlanta United homegrown player.
DM: Tristan Muyumba – The former Monaco player anchors the middle of the park for Atlanta and has become a nuisance for opposing team’s midfielders.
DM: Matheus Rossetto – Although he’s not the flashiest player on the pitch, Rossetto has become key to Atlanta’s lineup alongside Muyumba.
RW: Saba Lobjanidze – In just nine appearances and 269 minutes played, the Georgia international has amassed six goal involvements and has shown great chemistry with his fellow forwards.
AM: Thiago Almada – The MPV candidate has been on a tear in the 2023 season with 10 goals and 16 assists and
LW: Xande Silva – He’s become a nightmare for defenders to come up against with his exceptional dribbling and speed, and with each passing game he looks like one of the best deals Atlanta have pulled off.
ST: Giorgos Giakoumakis – The Greece international has high hopes for the Golden Boot award, and he’ll look to add to his 15 goals scored to help Atlanta push for a top-four finish.
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