Final Whistle Quick Thoughts
- Another very good performance away from home goes unrewarded. The draw and how it happened is extremely frustrating.
- Losing Giorgos Giakoumakis to injury is a devastating blow, there’s no way around it. A goal-per-game striker missing any time is going to hurt any team in the world. We can only hope he won’t be out of action for too long.
- Gonzalo Pineda deserves a ton of credit for the second half adjustments made after GG’s injury. I don’t think many people would expect Machop Chol to be brought on to play a central attacking midfielder role but he was and ended up playing a vital role in the performance. That’s an undeniably great move from the manager.
- You have to be extremely impressed with how this team is playing away from home when at or near full-strength. If this is how they’ll consistently play in away matches all season, it’s going to be a very successful campaign.
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.