In a game that definitely happened, Atlanta United fell 2-0 to D.C. United as a toothless attack and goals from Paul Arriola and Lucho Acosta doomed the Five Stripes in their first match of the 2019 MLS Season.
The things that happened in the game that was played
Atlanta United failed to put a shot on target in the first half while D.C. United peppered Brad Guzan. After dominating much of the half, D.C. finally found the back of the net off a cluster of a corner.
45' + 1' | GOALLLLLL - @PaulArriola has scored the first goal of the 2019 season for D.C. United!!! #DCU | #DCvATL pic.twitter.com/G052VAU7jy— D.C. United (@dcunited) March 4, 2019
The game continued to flow in the same way in the second half. Eventually, D.C. and Lucho Acosta, who owns the entire city of Atlanta, put the Five Stripes into an even deeper hole.
LUCHOOOOOO 2-0!#DCU | #DCvATL pic.twitter.com/rQDJM6BO1G— D.C. United (@dcunited) March 4, 2019
Lucho Acosta has scored or assisted on goals against Atlanta approximately 475 times. Atlanta United failed to make anything happen the rest of the way and for the fourth time in as many tries left D.C. without a point. Cool.
A Recap Thought: Let’s never talk about this again.
Let’s never talk about this again.
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Tweet of the Night
We lost last year’s opener 4-0 so if you think about it we’re twice as good this season than last season wow them five stripes is hell don’t they— Haris Kruskic (@HKruskic) March 4, 2019
Atlanta heads to Monterrey for the first leg of the CCL quarterfinals. Kickoff is set for 10 p.m. ET.