Longshore on ATL UTD's approach against Herediano: 'They are going down there to win'

How CONCACAF games are different....

Randy McMichael
February 17, 2019 - 11:21 am

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Atlanta United Color Analyst Jason Longshore joined Jon Chuckery and Randy McMichael to preview The 5 Stripes match versus Herediano in the CONCACAF Champions League and United’s upcoming 2019 season.

Longshore on Atlanta United’s pre-season, “So far so good. Pretty much what we were expecting. A little different but it’s hard to see a difference in tactics during the pre-season. You build tactics as you go. It’s been more about fitness and the tactics will build as the season goes along.”

Longshore on if United will put out their top roster on Thursday, “Absolutely. This is a game they are going down there to win.”

Longshore went on to talk about the packed schedule Herediano is going through right now. He said, “Herediano is going to come in battle tested but they will have tired legs.”

Longshore on Ezequiel Barco taking the next step, “Confidence. He is playing with much more confidence. He is not the man on this team with the way Josef (Martinez) scored last year and the reigning South American Player of the Year Pity (Martinez) coming in this year.”

Longshore on Brek Shea, “I wouldn’t say he is past his prime but he is someone that people expected to be a lot better than he has been. He has played for two bad teams recently. He is excited to come play for a good team.”