By - MatchThreadder
Defense in shambles
Atlanta has conceded exactly 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 league games.
And 2 in full time in the Open Cup loss
And 2 against Pachuca
Shows how good Polar Bear was even at his age
Would help to have an MLS starting quality keeper
Amazing consistency, can't ask for more
It is actually amazing that for all of the injuries and sub-optimal defensive lineups, there hasn't been a game where the wheels totally came off. Only Nashville got more than 2 and they needed extra time for that.
Still think y'all have a solid team, if the big guns can stay on the pitch and not get suspended or dumb shit. This home stand is crucial
GG HOLD DAT CFG
ATLANTA LEGEND DOM DWYER WOOOOOOO
GG Atlanta. I blame the wave on this draw
oof. the wave.
Orlando city legend dom Dwyer puts Atlanta on his back and carries them one point closer to the playoff line
GG all. Was entertaining while it lasted. Some quality goals and Dom making another cameo
Entertaining match. GG NYC
Dom Dwyer scoring a goal to steal a point on this godforsaken road trip isn’t what I asked for on my birthday, but I’ll gladly take it.
GG NYCFC folks
Happy birthday 🎉
I was entertained. GG.
gg NYC. happy to get a point
GG You guys faught hard respect
Gg NYC… that’s a good point from our team given the defense we got
Gg ATL - always fun games
Hate the stadium, love your fans, love the games we produce when we play yall.
Yeah atl-nycfc is always class.
Yeah, I generally don't care for NYC teams, but I find it hard to work up legit hate for NYCFC. Best I can do is gripe about the stadium I guess, but that's a brutally difficult situation. Otherwise, the games always just seem like two solid teams that play hard but seem to respect each other.
Well, 1/9 points on a road trip is better than 0/9 I suppose.
I’ve only been watching since the 80th minute but the ref has seemed to call a lot more fouls in Atlanta favor
NYCFC tired, rattled, and committing a ton of fouls. Ref has been pretty darn consistent.
Yeah, I never got the feeling that the ref was being inconsistent. He called fouls the same way the entire game, it's just that NYC was committing more fouls
how do I watch these games? any free sites to watch or where can I watch paid?
ESPN+ has lots of the MLS matches
Espn+ in the US... LOADS of matches on tonight.
If you're not in either market that's playing, you can subscribe to ESPN+
So… gonna be interesting watching us defend with 3 strikers and a winger at fullback
And let's be honest McFadden was our 3rd attempt at turning a collegiate goalscoring attacker into a wing back.
Sure, but look where Austin is playing Gallagher these days :)
Oh..I meant not disparaging... just that they are innately attackers.
Jon G is apparently locking down a spot for Austin…. Maybe our converting people is genius
We definitely have a theory that it is easier to teach someone to defend than to teach them skill on the ball and 100% I think that is correct
Oh no doubt...Gallagher seems perfect for role.
I think McFadden is coming along nicely.
Defense is for the scared
Honest question: when y’all get a proper soccer-ish stadium, do you think you’ll see a nice surge in attendance? I’m just confused as to why a team that has a consistently appealing style of play / success in a big / diverse city doesn’t get more traction with fans.
Personally, I think nycfc has an identity problem that a stadium could potentially solve. NYC soccer is a little cursed. We’ve got a Red Bull branded team in NJ, a Manchester city branded team in a baseball stadium, and until a few years ago a real New York brand Cosmos with a stubborn owner in a dying league also in a baseball stadium in Coney Island.
If nycfc gets a proper stadium and (this is just my opinion) embraces the orange and tries to be more of a New York team I think we could see some great attendance.
Last thing, attendance isn’t horrible… just looks bad in 50k capacity yankee stadium. We should do better in the biggest city in the states though.
Part of it is also the stadium hopping and Yankee Stadium doesnt help produce the beat atmosphere by layout + The Yankees are dicks when it comes to what fans can and cant do in the stadium.
Once we get our own place we can create our own fan culture.
Maybe its a regional thing? East coast teams are underwhelming in terms of support and attendance.
More sports competition. While not always true, compare Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake to Boston, New York, Chicago.
Definitely outliers though. KC and Atlanta have plenty of other sports but are well attended. LA teams as well.
Well, I hope y’all find success. Y’all are the most consistently good team in the East with an established identity (at least since I’ve been following MLS in 17). Hope FO can get the identity thing squared away. Would be really cool to have a crazy passionate NY fan base in MLS like other NY sports.
Maybe a bump, but the FO has misplayed their hand pretty badly imo and they still need to compete against a very crowded sports market for season tickets.
Ah, like maybe similar to Houston? Y’all are way better and more consistent than Houston but it seems like they fumbled marketing greatly in an international city.
Marketing is fine - they definitely do their diligence in advertising. Issue is sales imo - ticket pricing might be fairly stable but the multiple venues leads to a huge distortion in pricing. RBA is heavily discounted while Yankee stadium game are priced at a premium.
They're constantly running single game promos which devalues the ticket value of sth and non-promo pricing isn't really a deal at all. Assume they'd want to slot in as a budget friendly team in NYC, but I can honestly spend less at a Yankee or Mets game.
Consensus opinion on the sub seems to be frustration with the FO.
As a neutral, I will vote against NYCFC playing on that indoor sized field 10/10 times.
Great buildup and goal from ATL
*sigh* imagine if SKC had Dwyer as a backup instead of Shelton coming into the season.
Can we get Larry on as a sub?
Why does the in stadium big screen hate replays
Big screen makes the field look small
Most stadiums aren't going to play replays of opponent goals.
That's not true at all!
Dom...clinical. gorgeous Bangu (just a cut back pass as my Brazilian youth coach called it) by Ronaldo..
I'll never forgive you for making me like you, Dom Dwyer.
Uh oh u fricken idiots looks like u just got dommed
Dom Dwyer is the greatest player ever… and he will likely get a red card
Dwyer hat trick... A goal, an assist and a card
dom fucking dwyer. so weird he's scoring for us but i'll take it
HIGHway to the DWYERzone..
Booom and theres the tie from Dom Dolla boyyy lmao
I blame the wave 1000%
What a goal.
Why is it always HIM?
These are the dumbest goals we’re giving up.
OMG Dwyer!!! Tied
Ref should’ve called that
The wave. Lololololo
I hate that the fans are doing the wave in a close game
That was a silly foul
You know how Nashville has hot chicken and Texas has brisket? What’s Atlanta’s bbq?
Not exactly within the BBQ category, but I’d argue we have the best wings in the country. Specifically lemon pepper wet
Former ATL resident. Lemon Pepper Wer is by far my favorite thing about going back to the peach state.
We're the transition zone between Memphis style hot/sweet pulled pork and Caroline hot/vinegar chopped/sliced pork.
Wings are more of a ubiquitous Atlanta thing than q. Sauces are all over the place, buffalo, lemon pepper, bbq, asian spiced hybrids.
Have to put some respect honey hot (my personal favorite)
Did you just refer to hot chicken as a form of BBQ?
(Fwiw, Atlanta doesn't have a great BBQ style - unless you count Asian fusion Southern BBQ to be ours - Heirloom, Sweet Auburn, etc)
Yeah I thought about that after. I get that it’s not really bbq but it feels bbq adjacent. I’m from New York… it takes 15 minutes to make a pizza. The idea of taking over 24 hours or whatever for brisket or ribs is beyond me
Fried chicken takes a lot less than 24 hrs ;)
Here I am thinking hot chicken takes a while and googling it only to understand that it’s just very spicy fried chicken lol. Oops
Our bbq is more a transplant type. A blend of several other places. Not really unique style.
I think we’ve got strong pieces, best sweet tea, really cool burger and fried chicken scene… but everything here is really melting pot
That makes sense. I went to a rad bbq spot in northwest Atlanta somewhere that was Asian southern bbq and it was fire. I just didn’t know if there was a main thing I missed out on.
the south around the gulf has some awesome Vietnamese/soul fusion food
Heirloom market is delicious
That sounds right. It was great and everyone was super nice.
Georgia has pork. If not meat, it’s peaches. Or streets with peach in the name.
Atlanta is known for soul food. But as you said pork bbq and peaches are also big here. Peanuts as well.
mmmmm need to get me some boiled peanuts now
Reminds me of how oregon is marion berries or something strange when it should be donuts… although donuts are good all up and down the west coast. And no I don’t mean voodoo lol
have family in Portland, marionberries are bussin fr
(also more of a general PNW thing, but honorable mention to huckleberries too)
That right side falls off so far offensively when tinny comes off
Was that NYC player defending the throw in like a basketball inbound!?
Alright… got height coming on
Since when can you wear steampunk goggles? I need to see a rule book.
I was just thinking he should go all Jason Voorhees and wear a hockey mask
Bro, he would be obligated to kill every premarital fornicator on the field and it would be way too spooky for me. Plus, I think you’d at least have to wait for next bargaining agreement for it to even be possible.
Good thing Barco is loaned out...
But if you were team Vazquez…
Holy shit, what a clearance by Chanot!
Was that a shot, cross, or just bad?
Lmfao that fan that caught the ball
When a ref officiates an MLS Cup final, do they get a star on their jersey?
Only if they win
It's MLS. Do the refs ever lose?
Oh josef😍 ily
Is the Atlanta injury bug contagious?
ATL going to really injure tinny on his first start back.
Jesus Christ, Atlanta think they got Jorge Campos or something back there. These attempts to play from the back have been comically bad.
Don’t break Tinner you assholes we just got him back.
That was a mess at the back lol
Atlanta's keeper doing his best Phil Breno impersonation.
Atlanta what are you doing in the back
Empty brain no thoughts
Inexperience and a bit of panic
Orange cat energy.
NYCFC shouldn’t budge an inch on the Castellanos price. $25m or bust. He’s too good and locked up contract wise.
The price is $15m. No one would buy at $25
Why should they even consider selling him for $15m? That isn’t good enough. You set a price to discourage buyers unless you need money.
I'd buy him at $25, sounds like a nice deal
I’d honestly rather imagine dragons than imagine how this team could be more depressing.
Franco might be done....
YES forgot that they’re not supposed to acknowledge Villa’s existence 😬
What happened to Villa?
Had to look it up because I had forgotten about it a bit but a former intern at nycfc said she was sexually harassed by him. Club didn’t take it seriously. Bad look all round
He didn’t know how to behave around a female intern.
Anybody got a veteran leader that we can have?
He's in the booth....
Franco just ain't it
Morales, Magno & Castellanos.
Insane quality in the attack for NYCFC
Entire back line caught staring at the ball.
Sure.. but McFadden needed to clear that out.
You can tell taty is having fun with how happy he is with his celebrations with the fans.
Taty the goat
Really looking forward to having starting defenders again
Mentally weakest team in the league.
Ok, that goal was cool as shit
that tie didn't last long, did it?
lol classic post goal atlanta
That goal felt like it happened in slow motion.
OH YEAH? GET SOME!
I swear. This team is so on and off.
You talkin'a me?
You have to love the RESPONSE, I LOVE THIS TEAM
What an answer to that Martinez goal by Tatty
Every fucking time after we score
Magno is so good when is he moving to Europe?
Probably sooner rather than later. He was a bigger prospect before an injury and COVID. The way he's been playing this year will surely have someone calling soon.
Get some power in his shot and probably would go even quicker
That was vintage AUFC defense after a goal
Big sad when this ends 2-1 again
Lol 10 seconds later on my stream...
What a fucking answer.
Unghhg dadddyyy 💦
NOT SHOCKED AT ALL
Saint Angry Face... in your name I pray...
There was some vintage Josef right there
Our defense still hasn't returned from international break.
We just fell asleep there.
Amazing header wow
Why would the keeper dribble it out 10 yards beyond the box?
THE PHONE…THE PHONE IS RINGINGGG
Having drums banned from this game and hearing our cheers acapella feels like the time I went to a Church of Christ camp down South as a kid where everything was sung with no music. It's just... different.
And from when I was in Catholic school, if you fully aren't committed to the song, it comes off bad.
Why were drums banned?
Drums banned why?.
We were idiots at RBA.
Oh bummer, yeah it's not the same with no drums.
I think that’s like a 0.99 xG miss
.53 according to mls
Watching Rossetto jog back... not great Bob