Can Atlanta United Win Without Josef?

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
March 01, 2020 - 10:35 am
Atlanta United Striker Josef Martinez

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Atlanta United got off to a winning start in MLS play with a 2-1 road victory against Nashville, however the result came with a heavy cost, the health of  Josef Martinez.

Martinez was subbed off in the 2nd half with an apparent right leg injury (UPDATE: torn ACL) that has United fans very concerned about when he could return.

Harper LeBel and John Fricke discuss if United can survive with Josef out of the lineup for an extended period.

With Josef lost for the season there are a few options that United has to replace him.

Adam Jahn came on as a sub for him in the 69th minute and is the best option of players currently on the roster as a direct replacement.

United also does have an international roster spot still available if they want to bring in a new player to replace Martinez.

Manager Frank de Boer could also adjust the formation and just use Barco and Pity up top in some alignment.

The team annouced in a release that Martinez will undergo surgery on a date to be determined to begin the rehabilitation process.