Final Whistle Quick Thoughts
- Another frustrating night in attack for Atlanta United as they dominated possession but produced little from it. If not for a lucky deflection off a long shot, they would’ve lost despite controlling play for most of the match.
- The problem with relying on long shots and crosses is that you leave the match up to chance more than other methods of attacking. Sure, they had some decent chances from corners and crossing the ball into the box, but there weren’t any clear cut chances you’d expect them to score created from the run of play.
- Giorgos Giakoumakis’ debut finally came and almost resulted in a dream match-winner if not for a minuscule offside decision. He certainly changed the dynamic of the team upon his arrival but it feels like it’s going to take some time for him to get used to the style of play and for his teammates to adapt to him.
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.