Atlanta United definitely had their hands full this weekend, which resulted in a loss to DC United. The match started with a consistent attack from the Atlanta side, which lead to a goal in the early minutes of the match. However, after an own goal and a surprising 2nd goal from DC United the energy and momentum shifted. Social media had a lot to say in response for sure. Take a look below:
@ATLUTD's grassroots-driven fan experience is the best in pro sports that I've experienced. pic.twitter.com/K4iMJ2pGQS— Adam Harrell (@adamdharrell) April 30, 2017
Dropped my brother off at the @ATLUTD game. He chose to get out on 85 instead of sitting in traffic. True dedication. @Cory_Aycock pic.twitter.com/4q1VL0GeIw— Chad Aycock (@ChadAycock) April 30, 2017
This was awesome to see.
OMG Yamil Asad that was sexy as hell.— Jarrett Smith (@Jarrett_Smith) April 30, 2017
“I’m a make it look sexy.” - Kendrick Lamar
Maybe Yamil’s a K. Dot fan?
Adam Schick's pointer for #ATLUTD faithful: "Don't show up late. You'll miss a goal."— Kyle Tait (@HearKyleTait) April 30, 2017
Never thought I'd be in a position to cheer a Kenwyne Jones goal g'waaan Atlanta— ⭐️Kaz (@NotoriousJobber) April 30, 2017
These @ATLUTD boys are something special....these boys got the juice— The Peoples Champion (@AG7x_) April 30, 2017
The juice.. no OJ.
@ATLUTD @dcunited We score so much gotta score on ourselves lol— Ethan David (@steelerfan706) April 30, 2017
I like the positive spin.. but yeah. This is where it all goes south.
Own goal 1-1 , we should really be leading 2-1 or even 2-0. That own goal was so lucky #ATLUTD— Dino Pavleka (@dino_ATL) April 30, 2017
What is defense? #ATLUTD— Meghan (@kmlewis1980) April 30, 2017
This is the part where Alex Trebek says correct.
Wyd @ATLUTD— 12 More Wins (@nwiggins11) April 30, 2017
Dammit #ATLUTD did the #Hawks rub off on yall???— Theru (@GottaLuvRuBaby) April 30, 2017
With the Hawks falling to the Wizards and now this, D.C. hasn’t been kind to Atlanta lately.
That might have been the worst defending I have ever seen at any level. That includes U-5s. #ATLUTD— -. WIN IPHONE 7 PLUS (@giveawaylacoza) April 30, 2017
Laughter heals all wounds, right?
c'mon atlanta get back in this game #ATLUTD #MLS— abigail preece (@abigail_preece) April 30, 2017
Little bit disappointed in @ATLUTD first half was super sloppy hope we catch fire 2nd half ⚽️— DJ Yours Truly™ (@DJ_YoursTruly) April 30, 2017
More positivity. Definitely needed.
Well this is bad. #ATLUTD— Graeme Hefner (@graemekhefner) April 30, 2017
I did not agree to this #ATLUTD— (@brassiest) April 30, 2017
It comes with the territory I guess, Emoji person.
Still love ya @ATLUTD— Sir Valence LaFlare (@285Racer) April 30, 2017
#ATLUTD LETS COME BACK— Jose Jaramillo (@keepinittrill_S) April 30, 2017
If Seattle can do it, so can #ATLUTD— Eric Quintana (@EricGQuintana) April 30, 2017
After being down 3-1, it still was a wave of positivity.
I think this @ATLUTD game has shortened my life by about 5 years.— Justin Davis (@jdavphoto) April 30, 2017
still love you bebes #ATLUTD— pamela marie (@pwnela) April 30, 2017
Keep your heads up, @ATLUTD. We will get them next time.— Di❤️⚽️☕️♊️ (@MiaSanRed__) April 30, 2017
Match was fun. Ref. Not so much. Get the next one! #ATLUTD— Kurt Hoyt (@kurtinatlanta) April 30, 2017
The home United took a hit this weekend with the surprising loss. However, I loved seeing how positive our fan base was via social media. A lot of our fan base understands that even with recent successes, Atlanta United is still an expansion team with learning to do.
I’m sure that this won’t be the last frustrating match, but we know Atlanta United will return back to the form we’ve come to love. Now, let’s look to next week.