An ugly game deserved an ugly first goal. Pity Martinez received a silly push from behind from a Vancouver player who I genuinely can’t be bothered to look up and Baldomir Toledo awarded Atlanta their second penalty of the season.
Josef, of course, converted from the spot.
A Recap Thought: Not quite the Mariana Trench but definitely a lot more than Rupi Kaur
It’s late and I want this to be quick.
Tonight’s theme was “mid-week charter flight rotation” (MLS: feel the excitement) and the players that rotated in — two of which were making their first start for the Five Stripes — each looked extremely sharp.