United has to empty the tank vs. Philly

Atlanta United winger Julian Gressel
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It's been quite a busy schedule for Atlanta UnIted, arguably the busiest in all the MLS, over the past six weeks, but after two trophies and a very strong run in MLS play, there is a break coming.

"You got one more is basically the way you're looking into it. Going into a match with Philadelphia, they haven't been in this spot to often, a game like this late in the schedule battling for first place. You have to find whatever you have left in the tank and empty it."

"(A loss) would be disappointing because you have that break afterwards," says Longshore. "You're going to have a loss somewhere, but you don't want to go into the break on a down note. This is a really good Union team, if you get a result in their house you're going to be happy with that going into the break."