Atlanta United suffered their first taste of defeat ever on Saturday night on what was just a very weird night overall. The team started off the Carolina Challenge Cup friendly against Columbus Crew SC looking like the greatest team the world had ever seen. High pressing and confusing their opponents like they’ve been doing it for years.
Once Josef Martinez found the back of the net, it looked like it could be a great day. However, for those watching at home a poor first half stream hindered any hope of analyzing of the team’s performance or enjoyment of how well they started. The second half came and Atlanta looked absolutely gassed like they were only in their second preseason match or something. A horrible gaffe gave Columbus a goal and another followed right after to seal the deal.
Our match thread had a lot of fun with the horrid streaming issues, but my favorite comments was one of hyperbole. If you know me, you know I love some good hyperbolic humor.
Congrats to Ziggy’sWagon for bringing home the honor on this very weird day and match with this funny quip about letting the league title slip in the second match of preseason.