Final Whistle Thoughts
In what was a massive game when it comes to teams jockeying for MLS Cup playoff position in the Eastern Conference, Atlanta United once again found themselves on top after 90 minutes against DC United. Interestingly, despite the game’s importance, Gonzalo Pineda decided to take the physical load off of Luiz Araujo by using him as an impact sub (and he certainly did that).
The win cements Atlanta as playoff contenders, but the performance just reinforces for all of us the fact that the team is firmly back to its old dominant, attacking self.
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.