Josef Martinez of Atlanta United now kicks a soccer ball

Martinez did some slow dribbling around the cones before shooting drills, kicking the ball first with his left foot a few times and then with his right a few times.

Martinez has two goals in five appearances this season. He has a franchise of 91 MLS goals in 113 appearances and 104 goals in 104 appearances in all competitions.

Ronaldo Cisneros, on loan from Chivas, became the starting striker after Pineda also tried out Jackson Conway and Dom Dwyer in the role. Cisneros has a team leading four goals in four appearances.

Secondly, left-back Andrew Gutman, who injured his right shoulder in Wednesday’s 3-2 loss at Nashville in the US Open Cup, did not suffer a broken bone. Instead, Pineda said it was a joint injury. Gutman is week to week. Pineda said Gutman’s comeback hinged on his pain tolerance. Gutman, 25, has 10 appearances this season. Caleb Wiley, who can also play at left-back, is recovering from injury but was due to do some work on the pitch on Friday afternoon.

If neither player is available for Sunday’s game against New England, it’s likely that Ronald Hernandez will fill the job. He went from right to left on Wednesday.

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Atlanta United 2022 MLS Schedule

February 27 Atlanta United 3, Sporting KC 1

March 5 Colorado 3, Atlanta United 0

March 13 Atlanta United 2, Charlotte 1

March 19 Atlanta United 3, Montreal 3

April 2 Atlanta United 1, DC United 0

April 10 Charlotte 1, Atlanta United 0

April 16 Atlanta United 0, Cincinnati 0

April 24 Miami 2, Atlanta United 1

April 30 Montreal 2, Atlanta United 1

May 7 Atlanta United 4, Chicago 1

May 15 vs. New England, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

May 21 in Nashville, 7:30 p.m. FOX

May 28 vs. Columbus Crew, 7 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

June 19 vs. Miami, 3 p.m., ESPN2

June 25 in Toronto, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

June 30 at New York Red Bulls, 8 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 3 at NYCFC, 5 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 9 c. Austin, 7 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 13 vs. Real Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 17 vs. Orlando, 3 p.m., ABC

July 24 at LA Galaxy, 9:30 p.m., FS1

July 30 in Chicago, 5 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Aug. 6 vs. Seattle, 3 p.m., ABC

Aug. 13 at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. BSSO/BSSE

Aug. 17 vs. New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

August 21 at Columbus, 6 p.m., FS1

Aug. 28 vs. DC United, 4 p.m. UNIV

Aug. 31 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m., FS1

Sept. 4 in Portland, 5:30 p.m., FOX

September 10 c. Toronto, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

September 14 in Orlando, 6 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Sept. 17 vs. Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m., UniMas

Oct. 1 at New England, 1 p.m., UniMas

Oct. 9 vs. NYCFC, TBD, BSSO/BSSE