Final Whistle Reaction
That’s all folks.
We all hoped Atlanta United, on the back of sheer talent, could propel itself through a gauntlet of Eastern Conference opponents for a magical run. As talented as they might be, soft goals conceded and an apparent lack of an intangible championship quality (leadership? veteran saavy?) doomed the Five Stripes season.
What comes next is certain to be emotional. We will have to sadly say goodbye to some players we adore and warmly welcome some new faces. It will be a busy offseason, to be sure. But if this team wants to have success when it matters most next year, they’ll need not just an injection of talent, but to cultivate the group into a cohesive squad that has depth, smarts, and tenacity.
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.