Atlanta United failed to capitalize on a chance to win the Supporters’ Shield, collapsing against Toronto FC in Canada to the tune of 4-1 loss.
Toronto made Atlanta pay for a slow start and a handful of early mistakes. Atlanta struggled to connect on passes in the opening minutes and a horrendous give away in the ninth minute by Jeff Larentowicz led to a deflected shot and an opener for the Reds and Lucas Janson.
Quick start for the boys in red #TFCLive | #TORvATL pic.twitter.com/LczGTRiWRj— Toronto FC (@torontofc) October 28, 2018
With the Five Stripes completely out of sorts, Toronto added a second moments later.
.@MarkyDelgado making it look easy#TFCLive | #TORvATL pic.twitter.com/45yDgdVcCA— Toronto FC (@torontofc) October 28, 2018
Atlanta United would pull within one in the second half thanks to a Josef Martinez penalty, but Toronto would destroy any and all hope with two more goals to close the game.
Red Bulls win the Shield. The playoffs start November 4.