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Starting XI and roster notes: Atlanta United opens Leagues Cup against Lionel Messi at Inter Miami CF

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Atlanta United Starting XI vs. Inter Miami CF

Brad Guzan (C), Luis Abram, Juanjo Purata (Ronald Hernández - HT), Miles Robinson, Brooks Lennon, Santiago Sosa, Matheus Rossetto (Ozzie Alonso - 65'), Caleb Wiley (Derrick Etienne Jr. - 80'), Thiago Almada, Tyler Wolff (Edwin Mosquera - HT), Giorgos Giakoumakis (Miguel Berry - 65')

Atlanta United reserves not used

Noah Cobb, Clément Diop, Jay Fortune, Aiden McFadden, Tristan Muyumba, Amar Sejdić, Quentin Westberg

Inter Miami CF Starting XI

Drake Callender, Deandre Yedlin, Kamal Miller, Sergiy Kryvtsov (Christopher McVey - 73'), Noah Allen, Sergio Busquets (Victor Ulloa -72'), Dixon Arroyo, Robert Taylor (Leonardo Campana - 83'), Lionel Messi (C) (Robbie Robinson - 78'), Benjamin Cremashi (David Ruiz - 72'), Josef Martínez

Inter Miami reserves not used

Ryan Sailor, Harvey Neville, Edison Azcona, Carlos Joaquim Antunes dos Santos, Shanyder Borgelin, Cole Jensen

Disciplinary Summary

  • MIA - Chris McVey 84' 🟥

Scoring Summary

  1. MIA - Lionel Messi 8' ⚽
  2. MIA - Lionel Messi (Robert Taylor) 22' ⚽
  3. MIA - Robert Taylor (Benjamin Cremaschi) 44' ⚽
  4. MIA - Robert Taylor (Lionel Messi) 53' ⚽

Roster Notes

  • Atlanta United faced international superstar Lionel Messi, who made his first start and second appearance for Inter Miami CF since joining the club this summer.
  • Miles Robinson returned to Atlanta United's starting XI for the first time since June 10 in the 3-1 win over D.C. United. Robinson missed several weeks while on international duty with the U.S. men's national team.
  • Atlanta United player Tristan Muyumba was available for Gonzalo Pineda for the first time. The French midfielder signed with the club during the summer transfer window.
  • Former Atlanta United striker Josef Martínez made the starting XI for Inter Miami.
  • This is the first time Atlanta United faced former head coach Tata Martino, who managed Atlanta during the club's first two years in MLS. He was named head coach of the Herons on June 28.

Player Availability

  • Machop Chol was unavailable for Atlanta United due to an ankle injury.
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