Can Vazquez step up tonight for Atlanta United?

Dukes & Bell
June 26, 2019 - 4:09 pm

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It was time for the Five Stripes Preview with Mike Conti as he talked about what he expects from tonight’s match, plus what does Brandon Vazquez have to show tonight.

Mike told the guys this was a tough match to project.

 “Both teams are shorthanded tonight.” Conti said “This is a tough match to project, we know Barco, Villalba, and Josef are out along with Franco Escobar so there’s four starters who are out tonight. The last two weeks Atlanta United got a chance to experiment with the lineup in the US Open Cup so what I want to see early tonight is Atlanta United going to be able to keep get services to Brandon Vazquez tonight and if they do that and get him in some 1v1 chances with the goalkeeper they are going to be alright.”

 Conti said Brandon Vazquez has to step up tonight.

“100 percent.” Conti said “I don’t think there's any doubt about it, him playing striker is a little more natural for him, he covers a lot of ground, you might not have Josef back for another two weeks. Vazquez has to go out and play a solid 90 minutes tonight, he’s earned the opportunity to play and now he’s got to go out and earn another start tonight.”