Atlanta United can count on their captain in MLS Cup.
Briefly limited in practice by an ankle injury, Michael Parkhurst is now back to being a full participant and ready to lead the backline Saturday (8 pm ET | FOX, UniMás, TSN 1/3/5, TVAS) against the Portland Timbers.
"I feel great," he said at Thursday's press conference. "I'm 100 percent ready to go."
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Tata Martino told the media he has no plans to tinker with the defense that brought his team this far.
"It’s a final, so we’re not changing anything, save for that we had to be cautious with him the first two days of the week because of the knock he had," he said. "He’s had a very good week. What we’re expecting from him is the same that we’ve expected from him each match in the last two years."