ExLink - 02/21/19 - CCL - HERvATL

Herediano vs. Atlanta United
2019 Concacaf Champions League  — Round of 16, Leg 1
Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero — Heredia
February 21, 2019 — 10 pm ET
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After closing out the 2018 season as MLS Cup champions, Atlanta United begin 2019 seeking continental glory, opening their first Concacaf Champions League campaign against tournament veteran Herediano from Costa Rica, which is making their ninth appearance.


The Five Stripes lost influential midfielder Miguel Almiron in the winter transfer window with the Paraguayan international now plying his trade for Newcastle United in the English Premier League. But they brought in South American Player of the Year Pity Martinez, who could make his debut at Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero.


Herediano


  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • Injury Report: None


Projected Starting XI
(4-4-2, right to left) 

GK: Daniel Cambronero — Keysher Fuller, Pablo Salazar, Christian Reyes, Omar Arellano — Luis Diaz, Esteban Granados, Yeltsin Tejeda, Gerson Torres, — Jose Guillermo Ortiz, Mynor Escoe


Atlanta United

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  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • Injury Report: None


Projected Starting XI
(5-4-1, right to left)
GK: Brad Guzan — Julian Gressel, Michael Parkhurst, Miles Robinson, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Brek Shea — Pity Martinez, Eric Remedi, Jeff Larentowicz, Ezequiel Barco — Josef Martinez


All-Time Series


  • This is the first all-time meeting between Herediano and Atlanta United
  • CONCACAF Champions League history: Herediano - 8 appearances (2018, 2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12, 2009/10) 15 wins, 13 losses, 10 ties (65 goals) … Atlanta United - 1st appearance


Referees 


To be announced