Final Whistle Recap and Thoughts
Atlanta United arrived to Nashville Saturday night am with a chance to vault themselves to within arms reach of the top of the Easter Conference, but left Sunday
morning depleted and defeated by the home side at GEODIS Park. happy with a point? A late Dom Dwyer goal saw the Five Stripes bring the game level 2-2 despite having trailed for the majority of the game
If the nearly 3-hour weather delay didn’t take the wind out of Atlanta United’s sails, it was the lackluster defending once again on crosses and set pieces, as well as an inability to break down an organized Nashville back line.
The game came to life after the lengthy break, when the teams traded punches with goals just seconds apart from one another. Thiago Alamada scored his second goal against Nashville in as many weeks, his third of the league campaign.
THIAGO ALMADA DOES NOT FORGIVE pic.twitter.com/AKkaBvj5NT— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) May 22, 2022
But once Nashville regained the advantage, the sides were stalemated at 2-1 for nearly an hour until the waning moments, when Dwyer found the back of the net.
Ese pase de Thiago Almada para @brookslennon— Atlanta United Fútbol Club (@VamosATLUTD) May 22, 2022
The result leaves Atlanta in roughly the same place in the standings as they were coming into the match. Atlanta has 16 points from 12 games, sitting dead in the middle of the Eastern Conference in 7th place and 5 points away from both chicago at the bottom and Philadelphia at the top.
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.