For United, Philly game about mental strength

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
August 30, 2019 - 9:41 am
Atlanta United's Julian Gressel and Josef Martinez

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It's no secret that Atlanta United is worn down. The past two month have been a grueling schedule that has included cross-country travel and extra game for the Campeones Cup and the US Open Cup.

For those who watched the US Open Cup you could see some tired legs. Pogba barely made it to full time and Julian Gressel was subbed out after another super-human effort.

Atlanta United Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra joined John Fricke and Hugh Douglas to discuss the challenges of such an important game against Philadelphia on the road after United's recent schedule and with the international break coming up right after.

"I'm not surprised Philadelphia is in this spot. They're not necessarily a team of individual stars, very much a collective group. They'll be missing Bedoya this weekend, but it's really about mentally getting back up for this game. It's been a rough stretch the last two months so it's about getting up for that final push."