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Atlanta United 1-3 Columbus Crew: Community Player Ratings

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Atlanta United loses its second consecutive league match in shocking fashion in their home stadium.

MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Atlanta United FC Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The narrative coming into Saturday was clear: A refreshed and invigorated Atlanta United would come out and look as strong as they’ve been all season and beat the hapless Columbus Crew into the ground as they march on toward one of the top seeds in the Eastern Conference.

But someone flipped the script. Instead of coming out gangbusters, Atlanta looked disjointed, over-confident, and lethargic in — considering the expectations — the team’s worst loss of the season.

Man of the Match: Josef Martinez

The lone bright spot of the game was that Josef Martinez extended his MLS scoring streak to 14 consecutive games. But even this goal had a dubious quality to it, as the ball deflected off a Crew defender that sent it into the back of the net — not so much from Josef’s slight touch.

Full Player Ratings

GK: Brad Guzan - 6.25

RWB: Julian Gressel - 5.48

CB: Florentin Pogba - 3.99

CB: Franco Escobar - 5.41

CB: Miles Robinson- 5.18

LWB: Dion Pereira - 5.30

CM: Eric Remedi - 4.70

CM: Darlington Nagbe - 5.91

CM: Emerson Hyndman - 5.17

FWD: Pity Martínez - 5.19

FWD: Josef Martínez - 6.47

SUB: Tito Villalba - 5.38

SUB: Dion Pereira - 4.79

SUB: Brandon Vazquez - 4.66

MANAGER: Frank de Boer - 3.86