Would United Prefer To Face A Bunker Or Press

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
July 09, 2020 - 9:05 am
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Most of the analysis leading up to Saturday night's game between Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls have been focusing on the pressing defense and how United will be able to handle it in their first game back.

Atlanta United Analyst Jason Longshore has done his homework and wouldn't be surprised if Red Bulls don't press as much as everyone expects.

"Red Bulls is trying to add a few more wrinkles to the way they play, the match in Utah didn't have the same temperature issues, and Red Bulls sat back more than I've ever seen. I'm curious to see if they can't press in the beginning because of the conditions."

Longshore continued by discussing how some teams may defend Atlanta United differently without Josef out there.

"There's a lot of different options on the table. If a team bunkers against them it's going to help Atlanta get comfortable and knock the ball around a little bit."

To hear all of Jason Longshore's comments, click here