Atlanta United win 2-0 after a heartbreaking loss. A very good way to come back from that disappointment.
Goal of the Week
Congratulations to Tito Villalba on winning MLS Goal of the Week this week. What an unbelievable team goal the Five Stripes pulled off to make it 2-0. Barco to Miggy to Josef to Miggy to Tito!
TRY IGNORING THIS ONE @mls #GoalOfTheWeek pic.twitter.com/ybwmjs5yF6— Dirty South Soccer (@DirtySouthSoc) July 8, 2018
Josef Martinez nets his 18th of the season
After a scoreless opening 55 minutes, Josef Martinez has opened the scoring from the penalty spot. Miguel Almiron drew a penalty and Atlanta’s No. 7 scored his league-leading 18th goal of the season.
No. 18 pic.twitter.com/E17EiJAziP— Dirty South Soccer (@DirtySouthSoc) July 8, 2018
In Atlanta United’s short history, the loss against FC Dallas on Wednesday could very well be the most heartbreaking we’ve seen so far. The Five Stripes looked very good for 85 minutes against a very good team away from home, but managed to concede twice in the final five minutes to choke away a lead and lose the match.
This is uncharted territory for Atlanta. We know they are among the most talented teams in the league, but how will they handle this type of disappointment? This team’s resolve hasn’t really been tested yet. Playing again away from home against a respectable opponent just a few days after a tough result will be an interesting test.
The Philadelphia Union are below the red line, but are quite good at home this season, holding a 5-2-2 record at Talen Energy Stadium.
Can Atlanta United rebound or will they continue to allow teams to catch up to them in the Supporters’ Shield race? Buckle up for another crazy night.
Note: We’re trying something new with our match threads this year. We’ll be updating the post with updates of goals and big moments as they happen. Check back every so often during the match for highlights and commentary.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
#ATLUTD's Starting XI against @PhilaUnion pic.twitter.com/9XVcH7ncvt— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) July 7, 2018
Philadelphia Union’s Lineup:
How to Watch
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium
Kickoff Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Available TV: FOX Sports Southeast
Available Streaming: FOX Sports Go, fuboTV (free trial)
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game (English), AT&T Countdown to Kickoff (FB Live/Periscope), La Mejor 1600 AM (Spanish)
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