While the MLS wants to resume its regular season in August and end in December, Atlanta United is in the midst of construction. After parting ways with coach Frank de Boer last week, the Georgia state club are in the process of rebuilding their offense. He formalized this Friday the absence until the end of the year his star striker Josef Martinez, operated for a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee on March 18.
To replace him, Atlanta United have recruited Mexican international striker Erick Torres (27). He comes out of two seasons in the Mexican Championship with Tijuana, with whom he scored 37 goals. Torres previously played five seasons in Major League Soccer between 2013 and 2017, scoring 36 goals in 93 games.