Atlanta United waded through a cluttered mess of a game in Orlando and came out on the other side with a 2-0 win and a trip to the U.S. Open Cup Final thanks to goals from Eric Remedi and Emerson Hyndman.
The things that happened in the game that was played
Atlanta found a few handfuls of chances from the start of the game on, but didn’t find a breakthrough until noted scoring threat Remedi snuck the ball past the Orlando keeper.
Then he danced. My god did he dance.
WHAT A PLAY!— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) August 7, 2019
The Shimmedi is back, Atlanta pic.twitter.com/qoYRdBw5Dy
Atlanta kept finding chances but the game went from messy to aesthetic tire fire very quickly in the second half. Fortunately, Atlanta kept Orlando from finding a cluster goal long enough for Hyndman to score his first Atlanta United goal, and the second of the night for the Five Stripes.
Atlanta now has six wins and two draw in eight games versus Orlando.
A Recap Thought: I don’t care for Orlando.
I don’t care for Orlando.
DSS Man of the Match
Remedi won the vote in the slack. An opening goal and several other big chances will do that.
I voted for Dom Dwyer.
Larentowicz Man of the Match
Nagbe. Nagbe is Nagbe is Nagbe is Nagbe is Nagbe is Nagbe is Nagbe and tonight he Nagbe’d. He Nagbe’d so so hard.
Tweet of the Night
LGP and Miles playing next to each other is like a very sloppy serial killer who has a top notch lawyer— Rob Usry (@RobUsry) August 7, 2019
NYCFC comes to Atlanta on Sunday. Kickoff is set for four.
The USOC Final will be in MBS on August 27.