For a team loaded with high-profile designated players and veteran TAM signings, it may be a surprise that one of Atlanta United’s most important players is their No.8 SuperDraft selection from 2017: Julian Gressel. The 25 year-old German has amassed 35 assists in 3-seasons with the Five Stripes (including 12 in 2019) and has developed a particularly strong report with star striker, Josef Martinez. Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw dive in to Gressel’s passing abilities and versatility to uncover how important he’ll be for Atlanta as they continue their title defense for MLS Cup.
During 2019 Regular Season:
- 12 Assists (most of any ATLUTD player)
- 8 Assists to Josef Martinez (accounting for 30% of his goals)