Final Whistle Recap and Thoughts
Atlanta United’s brutal three game road stretch is finally over, and not a moment too soon, as the team earned one point out of a possible nine. But maybe that one point can be a launching point for the team this season, as they scratched it out after trailing NYCFC Sunday, which ended in a 2-2 draw
In the two games against the New York teams, there were some flickers of optimism, only for them to be immediately doused with a wave of reality. This feeling was perfectly illustrated in Sunday’s draw, where the team conceded just seconds after scoring a second half equalizer through Josef Martinez.
Almada Martínez pic.twitter.com/Y19SflQPEo— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) July 3, 2022
Late-game hero Dom Dwyer came to the rescue late though with an equalizer that could prove to be a key point in the season (literally and figuratively).
That's what @Ddwyer14 does! pic.twitter.com/LypOcp3O9V— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) July 3, 2022
It’s still an uphill battle for Atlanta from here on out. Here’s how ugly things are for Atlanta United right now: After winning three of their first five league games to start the season, games spanning from Feb. 27 - April 2, the Five Stripes have since won twice in the league. That’s two league wins in three months. Those are the kind of results that leave you six points off the bottom of the table.
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.