4. Jeff Larentowicz
As stated earlier, Atlanta has loads of talent on the roster. Some players are less talented than others or are older and less spry. But even the older players serve extremely important roles for this Atlanta United team. Jeff Larentowicz is one of those important players despite his older age.
Larentowicz has seen a change in his career since joining Atlanta, no thanks to Martino and the style of play he utilizes. In fact, Larentowicz is so important that he’s appeared in all but two of the club’s 71 matches thus far. He missed the return leg of the semifinal with a muscle injury and did not even appear in the game day eighteen.
Luckily Larentowicz’s absence was not detrimental to the team as they won 3-1 without him. However, Red Bulls are an entirely different animal. Martino has shown how much he values Larentowicz and if Larry is healthy, Martino will play him.
There have not been many updates on Larentowicz’s health. If he is fit, expect to see him starting this Sunday. At the least, there is a solid chance he will make the game day eighteen and put in some time during the match at some point. If not, he will be a player sorely missed.