Longshore: Atlanta United not playing freely

How Pity Martinez is still working himself into form......

Randy McMichael
March 10, 2019 - 1:04 pm

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Atlanta United Color Analyst Jason Longshore joined Jon Chuckery and Randy McMichael to preview The 5 Stripes 2019 MLS Home Opener against FC Cincinnati.

Longshore on Monterrey FC, “Monterrey has a roster that has 20-30% more value. It is the first time I thought that Atlanta United was an underdog coming into a game.”

Longshore on today’s match-up verse Cincinnati, “You want to put a goal or two or three down and you don’t want Cincinnati to build any confidence early.”

Longshore on Atlanta United’s missing link this year, “Playing with freedom. Players are so worried about doing things right that they aren’t playing freely. More players are trying to get Pity Martinez involved more and he is still working himself into form.”

Longshore on if Josef Martinez is being asked to do more this year, “Last year think of it more as a fast break offense. You don’t have that now so you have to get more players forward. They have to do a better job in the final third.”

Longshore went on to talk about how tough Wednesday’s task will be against Monterrey and how The 5 Stripes have three games over the next week.

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