Final Whistle Recap and Thoughts
- Gonzalo Pineda fielded a very similar starting lineup to the team that lost to Chicago last week, but there was one significant change — fielding Luiz Araujo and Ronaldo Cisneros on their natural sides. This switch contributed to the opening goal, where Caleb Wiley played Araujo in behind where he was able to get into a dangerous crossing position.
- It’a notable that Seattle scored the equalizer just minutes after Franco Ibarra entered the game, purportedly as a move that would help solidify midfield. And it wasn’t happenstance, the young Argentine turned the ball over in the middle of the park that lead to the goal. He hustled back and tried to deny the cross near the penalty spot, but was unable to do so.
- Andrew. Gutman. Take a bow.
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.