ATLANTA. Atlanta United and Philadelphia Union didn’t manage to score any goal on Saturday. Atlanta United was not able to win even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium stadium in Atlanta on Saturday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Guido Gonzalez with the help of Nick Uranga and Kevin Klinger. The 4th official was Pierre Luce Lauziere. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot at 27.4 degrees Celsius or 81.25 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 48%.
Atlanta United had a strong ball possession 60% while Philadelphia Union was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Atlanta United was more aggressive with 60 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 5 were on target. Nevertheless, that was not enough Atlanta United to win the match.
Atlanta United shot 19 times, 5 on target, 14 off target. Regarding the opposition, Philadelphia Union shot 7 times, 0 on target, 7 off target.
Atlanta United received 2 yellow cards (A. Sejdic and J. Sanchez). Talking about the opposition, Philadelphia Union received 3 yellow cards (J. Carranza, J. Martinez and D. Gazdag).
After this match, Atlanta United will have 40 points to remain in the 8th place. On the opposite side, Philadelphia Union will have 64 points to hold in the 1st place.
In the next match in the Major League Soccer, Atlanta United will host New York City on the 8th of October with a 4-4 head to head record.
Philadelphia Union will host Toronto on the 8th of October with a 13-10 head to head in favor of Toronto (7 draws).
Atlanta United – Formation
Atlanta United started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Gonzalo Pineda Reyes decided to play with the following team: Raúl Gudiño, Ronald Hernández , Juan Sánchez Purata , Alan Franco , Andrew Gutman , Amar Sejdic , Santiago Sosa , Thiago Almada , Brooks Lennon , Dom Dwyer and Luiz Araújo .
The home team had on the bench: Josef Martínez, Franco Ibarra, Edwin Mosquera , Matheus Rossetto , George Campbell, Caleb Wiley, Rocco Rios Novo, Marcelino Moreno and Ronaldo Cisneros .
Atlanta United made 4 changes: D. Dwyer for R. Cisneros (67′), Luiz Araujo for E. Mosquera (68′), R. Hernandez for J. Martinez (77′) and A. Sejdic for M. Rossetto (77′).
Best player: Thiago Almada
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Atlanta United was Thiago Almada.
His rating iswith 65 passes (86% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 15. He performed 6 crosses.
Philadelphia Union – Formation
Philadelphia Union started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
Jim Curtin played with: Andre Blake, Olivier Mbaizo , Jakob Glesnes , Jack Elliott , Kai Wagner , Jack McGlynn , José Martínez , Leon Flach , Dániel Gazdag , Julián Carranza and Mikael Uhre .
These were the players on the bench: Matthew Real, Joe Bendik, Paxten Aaronson, Chris Donovan, Brandan Craig, Jesus Bueno, Cory Burke , Quinn Sullivan and Nathan Harriel .
Philadelphia Union made 3 changes: J. Carranza for C. Burke (67′), O. Mbaizo for N. Harriel (76′) and M. Uhre for C. Donovan (87′).
Best player: Kai Wagner
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Philadelphia Union was Kai Wagner.
His rating iswith 35 passes (68% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 5. He performed 6 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.