As we all know, in soccer all kicks have to be onside, so one major problem was dodged without difficulty on Wednesday.
Atlanta United went further than that though. The Stripes snapped the team record 6-game winless streak, and registered their first victory this season over a team with a current PPG over 1.50. Moreover, they did it despite playing without a Designated Player for the first time in team history. Was this this a change of tide for the team’s fortunes this season? We shall see, of course, but there are grounds for optimism.
Over that painful streak, for the most part Atlanta outpossessed, outpassed and even outshot its opponents (especially the last three games).