Atlanta United traveled across the continent, in a short rest, playing in a fast reunion and came with 1-0 victory over Vancouver's Whitecaps. It was as good as anyone could have expected in circumstances such as the continuation of the amazing five strips. Here are some thoughts about historical victory:
Donuts and Mate
Atlanta United became a clean laureate in Canada, which became the first team in MLS history and won five games in a row and their rivals were off. This is a really great achievement, depending on how the line of the game looked. Brek Shea returned to the composition and was certainly the best game from the second leg against Herediano. Leandro Gonzalez Pirez moved from his left-wing center to the right and missed the rhythm. Franco Escobar was his usual great self. Enjoy as long as you can, because the teams will come after it very quickly. Then there is Florentino Pogba.
Button boom or Pog-bust?
Although it is disrespectful to distinguish any of the defenders because they were all huge, we have to talk about the whole Pogba debut. Ligue 1 veteran arrived at Miles Robinson, probably the best team defender this season. The first noticeable thing about high and spam Pogba is how good it is with its feet. It is calm and gathered, and most importantly it can take up a license in virtually any field. He was tense, left, right and center, and they all set the mark very precisely. On several occasions, he put his spring in opposition to his proliferation.
As the game continued, his physical and defensive rally began to appear. He had several clutch breaks and proved to be very strong on the ball when he was pressed. Unfortunately, Pogba, he is trying to break into the best league. How does he get more play time? Robinson and LGP are nowhere to go. No Escobar. Can it be on the left? He played there in his career. This is definitely not an option.
Solution? Very large Florentino button boom throughout his debut.
Dan Gargan mentioned FOX Sports South's prediction that Atlanta United seems to have resolved its new identity. But what is it? You may have fallen in love with Tata Martin's high octane attack style, but Atlanta United is now a defensive team. No matter what was announced at the introductory press conferences, or what the alleged club ethos may or may not be. The Frank de Boer team is associated with as few goals as possible and is calculated during the attack.
It may feel exciting, but this approach works and is dominant. Atlanta broke Vancouver's favorite goal for every favorite statistic. He doesn't feel so attractive or fun as seeing Miguel Almiron and Josef Martinez every day flying up and down. However, the results speak for themselves lately. People thought De Boer had brought Total Football together with Atlanta. Instead, he brought Catenaccio. Learn how to love it.