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Columbus Crew 2-0 Atlanta United, 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs: Final Score Thoughts, Rate and React

React to the match and rate the players’ performances.

MLS: MLS Cup Eastern Conference First Round-Game 1-Atlanta United FC at Columbus Crew SC Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Final Whistle Quick Thoughts

  • Unfortunately, it went exactly how most of us expected. Gonzalo Pineda came out with a defensive mindset, as well he should have. But it just wasn’t enough to stop the Crew’s dynamic attack.
  • All hope is not lost despite the team’s backs being against the wall. Coming home and being able to field a full-strength team is something worth being excited about.
  • If you can manage to even the series, anything can happen in the third match with Thiago Almada hopefully returning and Pineda able to field his best team.

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.