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Atlanta United: Gonzalo Pineda takes accountability for Nashville SC loss

Atlanta United head coach Gonzalo Pineda reacts with goalkeeper Brad Guzan (1) after the match against the Nashville SC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Gonzalo Pineda makes Atlanta United debut

After firing Gabriel Heinze midway through the season, a 2021 campaign of seemingly constant change for Atlanta United now has a sense of stability. Even as the club lost in Gonzalo Pineda’s coaching debut over the weekend, there is at least a big of a sense of direction for a team that has been rudderless since the departure of Tata Martino.

And a big reason why it feels like Atlanta United might be set to turn the corner on this season comes from Pineda’s accountability following a 2-0 loss at home to Nashville SC.