This is United's biggest stretch of the season

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
August 26, 2019 - 9:44 am
Atlanta United Forward Josef Martinez

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Atlanta United is approaching an upcoming international break, but before they get there, they have two of the biggest matches of the season.

Tomorrow night United will host Minnesota in the finals of the US Open Cup, and on Saturday they travel to Philadelphia for a game that could decide first place in the Eastern Conference.

Atlanta United broadcaster Mike Conti spoke about the team's schedule ahead of the US Open Cup Final on Tuesday against Minnesota United followed by the road game against Philadelphia. 

"I think he goes all-out again. The US Open Cup is the 2nd biggest trophy United can win behind the MLS Cup. You win this trophy you're the best team in the country and that's significant. Then you play a team that you're tied for first place with, on the road, but there's enough time between matches that Frank won't have to go crazy with rotations."

Mike also expects Minnesota to put up a real challenge after a very competitive game earlier this season in Atlanta..

"This is the 2nd biggest match in Atlanta United history and Minnesota is a good team. They traded punches here for 90 minutes and this will be a tough match. They rested a few players and will be going for it tomorrow night."​