June 21: DC United 2 – 1 Atlanta United (draft / placeholder)

I’m going to post this here in the off chance i find the time to get back to it and edit in a proper post. In the meantime, follow me on twitter for the occasional thought @tiotalfootball.


Here’s what I have on my desktop already. First an annotated look at Atlanta’s relatively successful high press in the first half. Asad is everywhere.

ATL 1H pressing actions

Second, the standard pressure/tidiness stats you may be accustomed to seeing on this here blog.

Game Pressure Table

Quickly, that 2.9 pass attempts per giveaway for DC in the first half really highlights how disruptive Atlanta was when DC tried to pass the ball around back there, which… you can also see was not very often, and even less often in the second half.

Overall, not many pass attempts at all in this one, odd. I blame RFK’s field.


One thought on “June 21: DC United 2 – 1 Atlanta United (draft / placeholder)”

  1. I do not think Atlanta was bad overall in this match. Frustrating, sure, and again mistakes were made at critical times. But, plenty of chances were created. I think there is a little bit of the expected regression to the mean as far as finishing goes happening right now. Also no matter what they tell you, they were gassed. It was obviously not good enough, but it was not a bad effort considering travel and fatigue. If Parkhurst and Kann don’t give away that one goal, we’re looking at a 1-1 road tie. Both teams could have scored multiple more times.

    Also, I’m reminded of Todd Redmond when I think of ATLUTD Vs DC United. At the height of Tom Glavine’s pitching powers, Todd Redmond was hitting something like .460 off of him. Hopefully we can shake this poor luck when we go back to DC in a couple of months.


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