Atlanta United are champions once again after defeating Minnesota United in the U.S. Open Cup Final. The best thing about winning things is seeing all the players having fun on social media. With all the bad things that happen throughout the season, seeing pure unadulterated enjoyment makes it all worth it. Here are our five favorite things from the Five Stripes’ post-match celebrations:
1. Pity and Frank ... are happy?
@ATLUTD you crazy | | #USOC2019 pic.twitter.com/o8PoWig3R9— U.S. Open Cup (@opencup) August 28, 2019
The champagne showers get wild in the locker room. It is quite the sight to see Pity Martinez spraying the very manager he’s had harsh words for in the not-so-distant past with the bubbly. Rift over? Water (champagne) under the bridge? Winning cures all.
2. Atlanta United broke the dang trophy
"We already broke it" #ATLUTD pic.twitter.com/50YEU0ePla— Kelly Price (@thekellyprice) August 28, 2019
Remedi dances around with the trophy lid and realizes it’s broken so he just leaves it in like a drink umbrella pic.twitter.com/umvwqf7DB4— Joe Patrick (@japatrick200) August 28, 2019
This is just the best. Atlanta United have a weird track record with trophies, to say the least. This time around they broke the dang thing less than an hour after getting it. That didn’t stop Eric Remedi from celebrating with just the lid and only the lid. The celebrations shall not be stopped no matter the cost. Don’t worry, though. They fixed it in no time.
3. POV Showers
Ever wonder what being sprayed in the face with champagne looks like? pic.twitter.com/MardywsV6t— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) August 28, 2019
Miles Robinson gives us a taste of what it’s like to be in the middle of the champagne showers. Seems fun.
4. Josef doing Josef things
No translation needed.... Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez is ^#!*# happy!! pic.twitter.com/nW7HpgI6LN— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) August 28, 2019
If you weren’t watching @JosefMartinez17 post game locker room Instagram live video, you seriously missed out. Included full on bare ass shots of Parky and LGP as well as this GEM. @DirtySouthSoc @japatrick200 @J_SamJones @MikeConti929 @Longshoe pic.twitter.com/kvcH1opSvR— Corey Dunn (@CoreyBDunn) August 28, 2019
There’s nothing better than a happy Josef Martinez after the game (except maybe an angry Josef Martinez banging in goals). There’s also no bigger love affair on the team right now than Josef and a certain four-letter word English word he’s learned. His night included making the team’s Communications Coordinator very uncomfortable during an interview and taking to social media to deliver possibly his best quote ever “Where the f*** is the beer?”
Protect this man at all costs.
5. Darren Eales doing Darren Eales things
My night’s looking up! pic.twitter.com/r6ypDyq0IV— Darren Eales (@DEalesATLUTD) August 28, 2019
Sweet dreams, Atlanta!#UniteAndConquer #USOpenCup2019 pic.twitter.com/ZtewOiuWTA— Darren Eales (@DEalesATLUTD) August 28, 2019
This is undeniably the best tradition in all of sports. Never stop being you, Darren.
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