New Kids on the Block
Saturday’s match will also feature the current front runners for Rookie of the Year. Union fans are already familiar with Jack Elliott, the rock of the backline. The fourth-round pick has played, as Head Coach Jim Curtin put it, beyond his years, and is a staple of the future for the Union. Meanwhile, on the other end of the pitch will be Julian Gressel. Gressel was Atlanta United FC’s first-round selection at eighth overall. The midfielder has three goals and six assists in 23 appearances, including 18 starts. The Rookie of the Year battle surely will be one to watch as the season comes to a close, and this is the first time to see the clubhouse leaders out on the same pitch.