ATLANTA – In a single-elimination playoff format, games – and therefore, entire seasons – are often decided by one moment. It could be a mistake, or it could be a flash of inspiration. But it’s always a moment.
That was the case on Saturday afternoon at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the New England Revolution’s remarkable 2019 campaign came to an end at the hands of the defending champions, Atlanta United FC, who claimed a 1-0 win in front of 66,114 in Round One of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs.
The moment arrived in the 70th minute.