Atlanta United season recap before playoffs

Atlanta United fights to keep their place in top three in the MLS. Picture by: Mercedes Benz Stadium


Atlanta United fights to keep their place in top three in the MLS. Picture by: Mercedes Benz Stadium

Anes Ribic, Staff Writer

Atlanta United is a soccer club in Atlanta, Georgia and in just two years of the club’s birth, they have already surpassed many records that were set in the Major League Soccer or MLS. Atlanta United have been making quite a name for themselves with their powerful offense and defense. United is coached by former Argentina player Tata Martino, who took the team that was projected to place bottom of the league to first. Atlanta United is currently in first place in the MLS league. United has won 19 games while losing six and drawing six. But, in those 19 games, the offense has been unstoppable.

Jose Martinez, the forward for Atlanta, has scored 28 out of the 54 goals alone in this season alone. Martinez broke the record for most goals scored in a season which before was 27. But, this record is not the only achievement that makes Atlanta very popular. The midfield mostly dominated by Miguel Almiron, have racked up 29 assists in the season with Almiron contributing to nine of those assists.

Atlanta United’s defense has shown quite how powerful they are. Their defense along with goalkeeper Brad Guzan have played six games without being scored on. Guzan has shown that he is one of the best goalkeepers this season. Brad Guzan in just 31 games has saved so far 66 shots that had been on target. Without his hard work, Atlanta would not be sitting in first place.

Atlanta United have shown what they are capable of in these past two seasons. Their next game is against the Real Salt Lake on September 23. Atlanta has just seven games left in the regular season. They have already clinched a playoff spot and are expected to stay in the top three in the league. Atlanta currently sits in first  place with 63 points .Atlanta hopes to have their fans cheer them on as they head into the playoffs.