How Does Atlanta United Replace Josef?

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
March 02, 2020 - 12:10 pm
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Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez suffered a torn ACL in the club's 2-1 win over Nashville on Saturday.

United said Martinez will undergo surgery and begin the rehab process, although a date hasn't been set.

How do the 5 Stripes replace one of the best strikers in MLS? It's a job that Andy and Randy of the Midday Show trust President Darren Eales, Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra and Manager Frank de Boer to figure out.

"Now, this puts pressure on other people," Andy Bunker said. "It puts pressure on Darren Eales and Carlos Bocanegra (which) I feel comfortable with. It puts pressure on Frank de Boer to come up with whatever they're going to do to deal with Josef not being in there which I feel okay about too."

Atlanta United radio analyst said Adam Jahn, who is the only striker left on the roster, is an option to fill Josef's spot. The club also has one open roster slot and one international spot.