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michaelc51202

Defense in shambles


mc3217

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


BATHTUBSURFER

Shows how good Polar Bear was even at his age


johanspot

Would help to have an MLS starting quality keeper


sounders1974

Amazing consistency, can't ask for more


mc3217

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.


sounders1974

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


D1taj

GG HOLD DAT CFG


Elvem

ATLANTA LEGEND DOM DWYER WOOOOOOO


da_widower_sos

GG Atlanta. I blame the wave on this draw


caalger

oof. the wave.


Elviikk

LMAO FACTS


pterrydactyl

Orlando city legend dom Dwyer puts Atlanta on his back and carries them one point closer to the playoff line


Accident7

GG all. Was entertaining while it lasted. Some quality goals and Dom making another cameo


Isiddiqui

Entertaining match. GG NYC


NinthLevelOctopriest

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


kilgoreq

Hbd, breh.


about831

Happy birthday 🎉


about831

I was entertained. GG.


vulgarro

gg NYC. happy to get a point


rehanxoxo

GG You guys faught hard respect


billgluckman7

Gg NYC… that’s a good point from our team given the defense we got


bec_SPK

Gg ATL - always fun games


buck45osu

Hate the stadium, love your fans, love the games we produce when we play yall.


bec_SPK

Yeah atl-nycfc is always class.


ATLCoyote

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.


HeWhoRidesCamels

Well, 1/9 points on a road trip is better than 0/9 I suppose.


Kegman10

I’ve only been watching since the 80th minute but the ref has seemed to call a lot more fouls in Atlanta favor


orangefc

NYCFC tired, rattled, and committing a ton of fouls. Ref has been pretty darn consistent.


raithian25

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


Total_Shape

how do I watch these games? any free sites to watch or where can I watch paid?


about831

ESPN+ has lots of the MLS matches


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Espn+ in the US... LOADS of matches on tonight.


Shadowfury0

If you're not in either market that's playing, you can subscribe to ESPN+


billgluckman7

So… gonna be interesting watching us defend with 3 strikers and a winger at fullback


Scratchbuttdontsniff

And let's be honest McFadden was our 3rd attempt at turning a collegiate goalscoring attacker into a wing back.


Isiddiqui

Sure, but look where Austin is playing Gallagher these days :)


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Oh..I meant not disparaging... just that they are innately attackers.


billgluckman7

Jon G is apparently locking down a spot for Austin…. Maybe our converting people is genius


johanspot

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


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Oh no doubt...Gallagher seems perfect for role. I think McFadden is coming along nicely.


righthandofdog

Defense is for the scared


AdequateBob

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.


BeerAndFuckingPizza

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.


_tidalwave11

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.


verbal572

Maybe its a regional thing? East coast teams are underwhelming in terms of support and attendance.


BeerAndFuckingPizza

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.


AdequateBob

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.


bec_SPK

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.


AdequateBob

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.


bec_SPK

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.


angryweasel1

As a neutral, I will vote against NYCFC playing on that indoor sized field 10/10 times. Great buildup and goal from ATL


srslyomgwtf

*sigh* imagine if SKC had Dwyer as a backup instead of Shelton coming into the season.


billgluckman7

Can we get Larry on as a sub?


MrMidnightsclaw

Why does the in stadium big screen hate replays


righthandofdog

Big screen makes the field look small


Zone-Clean

Most stadiums aren't going to play replays of opponent goals.


MrMidnightsclaw

That's not true at all!


Zone-Clean

Ok


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Dom...clinical. gorgeous Bangu (just a cut back pass as my Brazilian youth coach called it) by Ronaldo..


notabanevasion

I'll never forgive you for making me like you, Dom Dwyer.


starry_cobra

Uh oh u fricken idiots looks like u just got dommed


Nicky-Bear

Hahahahahaha


billgluckman7

Dom Dwyer is the greatest player ever… and he will likely get a red card


righthandofdog

Dwyer hat trick... A goal, an assist and a card


vulgarro

dom fucking dwyer. so weird he's scoring for us but i'll take it


righthandofdog

HIGHway to the DWYERzone..


about831

🎸✈️🔥


Lurking_nerd

Wow lol


Accident7

Booom and theres the tie from Dom Dolla boyyy lmao


pterrydactyl

YW Atlanta


LetsGoLesko

I blame the wave 1000%


GoCartMozart1980

What a goal.


BeerAndFuckingPizza

Why is it always HIM?


RockShrimp

These are the dumbest goals we’re giving up.


Isiddiqui

OMG Dwyer!!! Tied


rehanxoxo

Ref should’ve called that


pterrydactyl

Dwyer time


about831

The wave. Lololololo


da_widower_sos

I hate that the fans are doing the wave in a close game


GoCartMozart1980

That was a silly foul


BeerAndFuckingPizza

You know how Nashville has hot chicken and Texas has brisket? What’s Atlanta’s bbq?


hanginthere425

Not exactly within the BBQ category, but I’d argue we have the best wings in the country. Specifically lemon pepper wet


_tidalwave11

Former ATL resident. Lemon Pepper Wer is by far my favorite thing about going back to the peach state.


righthandofdog

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.


DonPollo817

Have to put some respect honey hot (my personal favorite)


Isiddiqui

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)


BeerAndFuckingPizza

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


Isiddiqui

Fried chicken takes a lot less than 24 hrs ;)


BeerAndFuckingPizza

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


billgluckman7

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


BeerAndFuckingPizza

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.


felipetomatoes99

the south around the gulf has some awesome Vietnamese/soul fusion food


billgluckman7

Heirloom market is delicious


BeerAndFuckingPizza

That sounds right. It was great and everyone was super nice.


about831

Georgia has pork. If not meat, it’s peaches. Or streets with peach in the name.


Isiddiqui

Atlanta is known for soul food. But as you said pork bbq and peaches are also big here. Peanuts as well.


felipetomatoes99

mmmmm need to get me some boiled peanuts now


BeerAndFuckingPizza

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


bluejaywhey

have family in Portland, marionberries are bussin fr (also more of a general PNW thing, but honorable mention to huckleberries too)


bec_SPK

That right side falls off so far offensively when tinny comes off


pterrydactyl

Was that NYC player defending the throw in like a basketball inbound!?


billgluckman7

Alright… got height coming on


AdequateBob

Since when can you wear steampunk goggles? I need to see a rule book.


about831

I was just thinking he should go all Jason Voorhees and wear a hockey mask


AdequateBob

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.


Isiddiqui

Good thing Barco is loaned out...


AdequateBob

But if you were team Vazquez…


Isiddiqui

Holy shit, what a clearance by Chanot!


billgluckman7

Was that a shot, cross, or just bad?


AdequateBob

It was


righthandofdog

Absolutely


pterrydactyl

Lmfao that fan that caught the ball


about831

When a ref officiates an MLS Cup final, do they get a star on their jersey?


Shadowfury0

Only if they win


bec_SPK

It's MLS. Do the refs ever lose?


D1taj

Oh josef😍 ily


pterrydactyl

Is the Atlanta injury bug contagious?


bec_SPK

ATL going to really injure tinny on his first start back.


GratefulDawg73

NOOOOOOOOOO.


saintangus

Jesus Christ, Atlanta think they got Jorge Campos or something back there. These attempts to play from the back have been comically bad.


RockShrimp

Don’t break Tinner you assholes we just got him back.


WondoMagic

That was a mess at the back lol


GoCartMozart1980

Atlanta's keeper doing his best Phil Breno impersonation.


RealisticOpposite16

Atlanta what are you doing in the back


pterrydactyl

Empty brain no thoughts


schumi_f1fan

Inexperience and a bit of panic


GoCartMozart1980

Orange cat energy.


abellwillring

NYCFC shouldn’t budge an inch on the Castellanos price. $25m or bust. He’s too good and locked up contract wise.


da_widower_sos

The price is $15m. No one would buy at $25


abellwillring

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.


starry_cobra

I'd buy him at $25, sounds like a nice deal


AdequateBob

I’d honestly rather imagine dragons than imagine how this team could be more depressing.


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Franco might be done....


YangsLegion

YES forgot that they’re not supposed to acknowledge Villa’s existence 😬


Bolarb

What happened to Villa?


BeerAndFuckingPizza

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


YangsLegion

He didn’t know how to behave around a female intern.


TimTom8921

Big oof


xI-Red-Ix

Sexual harassment


billgluckman7

Anybody got a veteran leader that we can have?


Scratchbuttdontsniff

He's in the booth....


Azo0

Franco just ain't it


atxtj

Morales, Magno & Castellanos. Insane quality in the attack for NYCFC


HeWhoRidesCamels

Entire back line caught staring at the ball.


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Sure.. but McFadden needed to clear that out.


Supersith08

You can tell taty is having fun with how happy he is with his celebrations with the fans.


BeerAndFuckingPizza

Taty the goat


Bolarb

Really looking forward to having starting defenders again


NinthLevelOctopriest

Mentally weakest team in the league.


ZDTreefur

Ok, that goal was cool as shit


bluejaywhey

that tie didn't last long, did it?


rehanxoxo

LFG


RockShrimp

Good reaction!


vulgarro

lol classic post goal atlanta


Zone-Clean

That goal felt like it happened in slow motion.


GratefulDawg73

OH YEAH? GET SOME!


xI-Red-Ix

I swear. This team is so on and off.


Scratchbuttdontsniff

You talkin'a me?


rehanxoxo

You have to love the RESPONSE, I LOVE THIS TEAM


Accident7

What an answer to that Martinez goal by Tatty


Isiddiqui

Every fucking time after we score


verbal572

Magno is so good when is he moving to Europe?


bec_SPK

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.


da_widower_sos

Get some power in his shot and probably would go even quicker


pterrydactyl

LMFAO 🤣


Shellshock1122

That was vintage AUFC defense after a goal


arseguunr

Big sad when this ends 2-1 again


arseguunr

Lol 10 seconds later on my stream...


mcshark13

Tattttttyyyyyy 😎


bec_SPK

What a fucking answer.


pterrydactyl

Unghhg dadddyyy 💦


rehanxoxo

NOT SHOCKED AT ALL


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Saint Angry Face... in your name I pray...


Shellshock1122

There was some vintage Josef right there


bec_SPK

Our defense still hasn't returned from international break.


RockShrimp

We just fell asleep there.


Bolarb

JOSEEFF


vulgarro

el rey


verbal572

Amazing header wow


pterrydactyl

Why would the keeper dribble it out 10 yards beyond the box?


mcshark13

THE PHONE…THE PHONE IS RINGINGGG


GratefulDawg73

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.


da_widower_sos

And from when I was in Catholic school, if you fully aren't committed to the song, it comes off bad.


GodBlessThosePagans

Why were drums banned?


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Drums banned why?.


GratefulDawg73

We were idiots at RBA.


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Oh bummer, yeah it's not the same with no drums.


Shellshock1122

I think that’s like a 0.99 xG miss


pterrydactyl

.53 according to mls


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Watching Rossetto jog back... not great Bob