Final Whistle Quick Thoughts
- As the saying goes, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. And Atlanta United was certainly one of those and it wasn’t good!
- It was a pretty bad overall performance by Atlanta United on the day. For a team that has shown utter dominance at home, they allowed a mediocre Chicago Fire team to come in and cause massive problems with their high press.
- Aside from the early goal, in which Atlanta beat them over the top, Chicago had an answer for virtually everything Gonzalo Pineda’s side threw at them for the rest of the match. It’s a bit of a worrying development.
- Once again, Giorgos Giakoumakis had to depart early in the second half with what appeared to be a reaggravation of his hamstring issue. It’s undeniable how important the Greek talisman is to the team’s attack. However, him not being fit enough to consistently play is extremely concerning.
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.