Final Whistle Thoughts
That was pretty rough. NYCFC was dominant in the opening moments, so I was actually feeling optimistic by halftime when the teams went in level and Atlanta was finding some spaces in the final third (even if the movements and coordination was still a mess). But the second half it felt like this team never had a chance, and the score easily could’ve been worse if not for some big saves by Brad Guzan. After a hopeful start to the season with decent enough results, things are turning in a bad way and need correction.
Instead of giving you our full player ratings now, we’ll get your reactions first. Below is a ratings form for you to fill out with how you rate each Atlanta United player’s performance. Feel free to head down to the comments section and leave your thoughts on the match as a whole or give your detailed explanation of your ratings. Our ratings will be out shortly.
Here’s a mobile-friendly link to the ballot. The in-post ballot only works on desktop due to issues out of my control.