Final Whistle Thoughts
Of all of Atlanta United’s success since parting ways with Gabriel Heinze earlier this summer, the Five Stripes’ beat down of Orlando City Friday night definitely takes the cake for the most gratifying game of them all. Despite being shorthanded without Josef Martinez and Miles Robinson in the match day squad, the team put on display its most cohesive performance of the season in new head coach Gonzalo Pineda’s second game in charge. While Mercedes-Benz Stadium still isn’t full for some obvious reasons, the atmosphere Friday night felt like old times.
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. You can view the results by clicking to see previous responses after voting. 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.