Miami will be traveling back to Florida with three points after defeating Atlanta United for the second time in ten days. Atlanta’s season continued on its downward trajectory after tonight’s 2-1 loss, leaving Atlanta with a third loss in a row and in 11th place in the Eastern Conference, one spot below the playoff line.
Atlanta conceded in the opening two minutes. Miami exploited the space left behind by right back Franco Escobar, and Juan Agudelo scored Miami’s first goal of the night.
Atlanta respond just minutes later through a Jon Gallagher rocket into the upper 90.
Amazingly, it only took about 5 minutes for Miami to get themselves back on top through a familiar face in Brek Shea.
From there, Atlanta was fortunate things didn’t get worse.In the 39th minute, Gallagher blocked Brek Shea’s shot on Atlanta’s vacated net to keep Atlanta in the game.
Minutes before halftime, Atlanta conceded a goal that Brad Guzan should have saved, but VAR called it back after determining it was offside.
Atlanta’s best chance of the second half came in the 68th minute, but Cubo Torres couldn’t head a Brooks Lennon cross past MLS stalwart Luis Robles.
- That Josef guy is still out
- Jurgen Damm missed out on tonight’s match due to a hamstring injury
Notable Performance of the Match
Jon Gallagher seems like a good candidate to me. He scored Atlanta’s only goal of the night, nearly scored a second, he was always lively and had me experience the emotion people call “excitement” sometimes.
Tweet of the Match
THEM FIVES STRIPES IS HELL BABY!!! MLS CUP CHAMPIONS!!! THIS IS FOR YOU ATLANTA https://t.co/fSjS2mWeMm— Julian Gressel (@JulianGressel) December 9, 2018
Atlanta will host FC Dallas on Wednesday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. See you then?