Atlanta United lose 4-0 vs Austin FC in the worst home game ever. A little hope during Real Salt Lake, but the run up to Seattle makes fans want to puke. Gonzalo Pineda keeps shifting and can't get it right.. The last 5 games produced 1 win and only 2 goals with some of the best attacking players in the MLS. We talk about it all and talk Women's Euro's, Apple TV and red wine.
Is Dom Dwyer leaving Atlanta United? If so, we toast his points and Mike Dobbs admits he's wrong? Dom provided value this season and perhaps enough to provide a trade in the summer window to get a solid defender? We don't know, this is breaking rumor news. We talk about it all including the late loss to New York Red Bulls and a late draw vs NYFC were Dom proves 4.8% of his touches on the ball produce a goal. ATLONFIRE Trivia for Dom Dwyer.
Atlanta United - Mid-Season Reality Check -ATLONFIRE Has The Solution. Gonzalo Pineda needs to play to our roster's strength and that means a ldefensive posture that wins the ball at midfield and gets it up quickly to the MAMA talent who is designed to score. Fullbacks need to be FULL BACKS, stay home. The new MX goalkeeper and centerback will be key to the future as well, and we need Sosa to make a return. We talk about it all.
#49 -Atlanta United 4 Game Recap -Will a Participation Trophy Turn the Tide in our MLS Cup Ambisions?
Dave and Mike get into some Dom Dwyer debats and we talk about it all. Nashville thunderstorm delays and a lucky draw. Bad bad loss against the Crew. The biggest trophy of the clubs history vs Pachuca? And Gary Neville need to pack his bags as we beat Miami 2-0. Apple TV an MLS bank a deal..
Atlanta United sees Almada, Moreno and Araujo clicking little by little. But, the big mistakes are still hurting us and Gonzalo Pineda needs to start enforcing some changes. We started to see Araujo out on his natural left side which is great, but need to shift away from Zone D.
Dave brings some stats as we hit 1/3 into the season. What's working and what's not by the numbers. And Mike bring ATLONFIRE Trivia to bore us with Offside rules and applogies to the internet.
Atlanta gets a much needed win vs a poor Chicago Fire team. Mike and Dave walk through the highlights and have some worries about Pineda's system. That said, we are very talented, even with a terrible injury to Miles Robinson, ending his season and hopes for the World Cup. We talk about it all, including Women's professional soccer, EPL and CCL.
Atlanta United needs to move away from zone defense when the other teams have a set kick.. Set pieces are a big problem that needs to be resolved. We go down to Miami and can't get it done with 66% possession and more talent on the field. Montreal yields the same result with 62% possession. Mike can't keep his computer powered up and the podcast goes a little wonky.
Atlanta United Charlotte Loss and Draw vs Cincinnati. We recap both games and talk about it all. Red Wine, VAR, injuries and 3 games with no goals. Atlanta United is still 4th in the Eastern Conference. While things are not clicking, we still have a lot of hope. Brad Guzan perhaps had his last moment as a Five Stripe, and we are wishing him the best. Martinez gets another surgery. Two ruptured achilles in two weeks, not saying it's Aliens, but it was Aliens.
Dave and Mike talk about a game that is worth forgetting outside of an amazing game winning goal in extra time. Moreno get’s a legal push off, and puts a slow moving header into the far post. We also talk about the USMNT World Cup draw and odds to make it out of Group B.
A tie that feels like a win? Atlanta United FC draw 3-3 vs CF Montreal at home after Dom Dwyer gets a red card in the 66 minute. Dave and Mike break down the shambolic goal that Montreal scored to make it 1-1. Dave rants on Pineda's set up off the corner, and Mike points the finger at Ronald Hernandez. Thiago Almada scores a gem, and Lennon closes the deal with a bit of luck. We talk about it all.