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LOGICAL and REASONABLE: Great Expectations

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against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be...*

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So far a season that began with such encouragement has been an ever increasing void engulfing Atlanta United, its players, fans, front office, former manager, current manager, and just about everything involved with the team except for the Twitter account. It’s bleak, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times*, each of us had to be content to live only for the day, alone under the vast indifference of the sky.** We are living the dream, a nightmare, after all, is a type of dream I suppose.

But luckily, there’s 10 or more, who knows, games left in the season and Atlanta United is getting a new Designated Player. The team seems to be at least very unhappy about how things are going and is playing the worst team in the league. Perhaps the team takes the us-against-the-world-grind-games-out mentality and Glassy decides to play some kind of soccer that suits the talent of the players he has and something less bad starts happening. MLS is a league where teams can improve quickly.

It is also one where teams can fall apart at a moment’s notice or one where mediocre sides become miserable wrecks in the span of a few games. There is still some soccer to be played and this is a really weird league.

Last week, Rasputin asked about what it’s like to support an MLS team and this is the right answer:

Thank you Zotnar.

Which brings us to the question this week: what, dear readers, are your expectations for Atlanta United through the rest of the MLS season? How high might the team reach, how low can it fall?

* Dickens
** Camus