Parkhurst: 'Any lineup we play, we feel is strong enough to win'

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While Atlanta United is on an extended break from MLS play, they do participate in the U.S. Open Cup, which their first match being Tuesday on the road against Charleston.

#ATLUTD draws @Chas_Battery in the fourth round of 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup --Stay tune for more details! pic.twitter.com/pa7H65RCVy

— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) May 30, 2019

Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst joined John Fricke and Hugh Douglas to preview the upcoming one-and-done U.S. Open Cup match. He opens by explaining how seriously United will take the tournament. 

"The onus is on us to make sure we're ready for that challenge," said the Five Stripes' captain. "They're not on Atlanta United, because frankly most of them aren't good enough and we need to make sure we go out there and make sure they understand that they're not good enough to play with us, but that's easier said than done."

Parkhurst closes by giving a scouting report on Charleston and the type of game to expect.

"It will be physical," said Parkhurst. "They have some big guys on their team, like to play direct, counter attack, and play for set pieces. Pretty similar for how teams play us at Mercedes Benz."