ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Sources said Atlanta United is reportedly interesting in signing United States Men’s National Team forward Matthew Hoppe. United is interested in signing Hoppe, the current striker of Mallorca, as a replacement for the injured Venezuelan striker Josef Martinez who is undergoing another procedure on his knee that will keep him out for around two months.

The team is reportedly keen on signing the 21-year-old, who can play all across the front attacking line. Earlier, Martinez revealed pressure is part of his life as a player in Major League Soccer. The MLS MVP in 2018 said as the lone star of the team due to the hamstring injury of Luiz Araújo, Martinez said he is doing his best to carry his team on his back at all times.

Despite the pressure, Martinez said he is happy that he recently scored his first MLS goal this year and that his team has won two of its latest home games. He said to advance further in the MLS 2022 season, the team also needs to win away games.

“While we took six points, we played two home matches,” Martinez said. “So if we want to be a good team, we have to win home and also be able to win away matches. We can’t just be a team that wins at home,” Martinez added.