Atlanta United will be without newly signed midfielder Matheus Rossetto when they open their competitive season in Concacaf Champions League action in Honduras next week, manager Frank de Boer revealed in an interview on the SiriusXM FC program CounterAttack.
The issue, De Boer explains, is a delay in the process of obtaining a P-1 Visa.
That will be unwelcome news for Five Stripes fans who have already seen their first glimpse of the former Athletico Paranense midfielder in a preseason friendly last Saturday.
Welcome to Atlanta, Matheus Rossetto. pic.twitter.com/IhL4O45PVP— Optimistic Usry (@RobUsry) February 8, 2020
Atlanta are competing in the Concacaf Champions League for a second consecutive year. They were eliminated last year at the quarterfinal stage by eventual champions CF Monterrey.