Longshore: Can't play strong lineup on dangerous field

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
June 12, 2019 - 2:16 pm

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Atlanta United's game against Charleston Battery in the U.S. Open Cup was postponed Tuesday night due to poor field conditions. Sand could be seen covering larges patches of mud created by heavy rain over the past several days.

"Last night, there were about 10 different spots all over the field that you had quick-dry sand on," Atlanta United radio analyst Jason Longshore said. "That stuff when it gets wet, it gets slick. It's not safe; it's not a playable field."

The 5 Stripes packed their bags and headed back to Atlanta Wednesday morning without a make-up date scheduled.

United had gone into the game clearly looking to win it since their starting 11 included Pity Martinez and Darlington Nagbe and only three subs. They would have likely played the entire match with those poor conditions.

"If you're going to go in with a strong lineup, you don't want to play them on a field that is dangerous, and that field was dangerous."