The session was moved from the group’s coaching middle in Marietta to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. That call was made Saturday morning.
Among the many optimistic indicators have been Josef Martinez enjoying half-hour through the third session. He had one second close to the top of the interval through which he regarded just like the participant who dominated defenses from 2017-19. He one-timed a shot from 18 yards that required a implausible save by Charleston’s goalkeeper.
Barco, who has had an inconsistent three seasons, regarded excellent on offense along with his two targets. His free kick was expertly positioned into the left aspect. On protection, he compelled at the least two turnovers with good tackles and persistently utilized stress when Charleston had the ball close to him.
Marcelino Moreno additionally regarded robust with at the least two lengthy runs.
A pair of Homegrowns, centerback George Campbell and Chol, regarded very stable. Campbell was paired with Miles Robinson and the 2 snuffed out any assaults or counters the Battery tried. Each additionally efficiently linked on lengthy passes that cut up Charleston’s traces. Chol scored his purpose after shrugging off one tried sort out after which dribbling throughout a number of Battery gamers till he might discover room to shoot.
“I instructed him afterward that I believed he was nice at this time,” Guzan mentioned. “Sensible on the ball. Took his likelihood very well. A menace each time he received the ball by way of his hyperlink up play. Defensively he’s received pace to burn.”
Santiago Sosa, signed through the offseason and the presumed starter at defensive midfielder, was a tidy orchestrator of the offense. Usually dropping between Robinson and Campbell, he linked on a number of lengthy passes to the wings. He additionally broke up a number of Charleston assaults. He did have at the least one turnover. Franco Ibarra, one other central midfielder, grew into the train with a number of robust tackles and passes.
Guzan mentioned the group must work on defending set items. Charleston’s purpose was the results of a nook kick that wasn’t cleared correctly.
A glimpse into Heinze’s techniques confirmed the fullback enjoying very excessive up the sphere and generally making diagonal attacking runs into the penalty field. Lennon’s purpose got here on account of a kind of runs.
First Sosa after which Diop have been the purpose gamers with the ball, spreading lengthy passes across the discipline.
Atlanta United pressed Charleston when it had the ball, a number of occasions creating scoring possibilities. Erik Lopez’s purpose got here after Lisandro Lopez created a turnover 40 yards from purpose.
Aside from a number of gamers, together with Jackson Conway and Matheus Rossetto, everybody on the roster appeared.
Atlanta United will host Chattanooga on Wednesday after which end its preseason friendlies with a scheduled sport at Birmingham on March 28.