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Here they go again, Atlanta United has little time to rest before Monterrey


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following a 2-0 defeat at D.C. United on Sunday , Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer expressed confidence that his players will be fully fit even after just two days of rest for Wednesday’s CONCACAF Champions League game at Monterrey.


Pity’s inclusion in the 18 but not the 11 is part of a five-game plan the team has for him because of his late arrival to training camp.


Martinez and Gressel also make a lot of explosive plays, which de Boer later described as long runs.


He said the sports science group at Atlanta United provided information to aid in that decision.


To Parkhurst’s point, and as evidence that de Boer doesn’t anticipate fatigue being a major factor in Wednesday’s first leg in Mexico, he noted that his players were fighting until the last second to get a good result against D.C. United.


It was interesting because the team, going back to the announcement of Josef Martinez’s contract extension in January, has lauded its depth.






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