Atlanta manager Frank de Boer elected to rest two key starters in Pity Martinez and Franco Escobar in the match, but the fresh legs of Dion Pereira and the solidity of a three-man central midfield of Jeff Larentowicz, Darlington Nagbe and Eric Remedi was not enough to give the team a spark.
Josef Martinez did score a goal in the second half that looked like it was going to give Atlanta a share of the spoils, but a banger by Jefferson Savarino at the death saved the game for RSL.
Instead of giving you our player ratings, we what to know what you think. Below is a ratings form for you to fill out with how you rate each Atlanta United player’s performance. After a day/night of voting, we’ll tabulate the ratings and reveal them with the top rated player being named our site’s Man of the Match. Feel free to head down to the comments section and leave your thoughts on the match as a whole or give your detailed explanation of your ratings.
Here’s a mobile-friendly link to the ballot. The in-post ballot only works on desktop due to issues out of my control.