Is Atlanta United now the favorite to win the east?

Dukes & Bell
August 21, 2019 - 4:11 pm

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It was time for the five stripes preview with Mike Conti, and Mike talked about the hot streak our United are own, is Atlanta United now the favorite to win the east?

Mike talked about what has led to this hot streak by the United.

 “I think they aren’t overthinking anymore.” Conti said “Maybe that was the case early in the season as they were getting use to playing together, you take Miguel Almiron out and put Pity Martinez in that’s a major change, I think now they’re just going out and playing.”

When asked about Atlanta United being first in the east.

 “They are first because they have a tiebreak.” Conti said “Atlanta United isn’t out of the woods in the east, New York City is the team in the driver’s seat right now because they have so many games in hand, it Atlanta wins out they will win the East. Your home games are critical, and your road games against lesser teams are critical, that includes this match Friday night against Orlando City, they’ve made some moves, they’re close to the playoffs and they were embarrassed by Atlanta United a few weeks ago in US Open cup and they are out for revenge.”