GK Bobby Shuttleworth – 6
No longer a ton to mention on Shuttleworth. He did his activity as you’d be expecting, as Nashville completed with 2.13 xGOT (anticipated objectives not off course, which maps the place photographs go the goalmouth and the chance of the ones photographs crossing the function line).
RB Brooks Lennon – 7
Some rankings judged much less on what a participant does in totality and extra on what they do in a key second, and Brooks Lennon used to be excellent in aiding the general function of the sport — each the run and the verdict to sq. it again to Dom Dwyer together with his first contact. He used to be outlept via CJ Sapong for Nashville’s 2d function, however that’s a foul matchup and no longer one we will be able to be expecting Lennon to win.
CB Alan Franco – 6
Was once criticized harshly via the TV commentators for his indecision on Nashville’s first function, however he had no just right choices as he used to be the one participant again to shield two forwards charging in on function. Outdoor of that, he used to be key in propelling Atlanta ahead in the second one part, making adventurous runs and sporting the ball neatly into midfield.
CB Alex De John – 6
Any other forged efficiency via De John that — whilst no longer very best — used to be appropriate for the crew.
LB Andrew Gutman – 6
Any such disgrace that Gutman seems to have suffered a muscle pressure that compelled his ouster at halftime. With a bit of luck it’s fairly minor. Any other disgrace: the fellow will get kicked to hell all through suits with little or no coverage from referees.
CM Franco Ibarra – 4
An early (and arguable) yellow card in point of fact perceived to throw Ibarra out of his sport, as he used to be not able to totally put himself into demanding situations and win again ownership like we’ve just lately noticed.Ibarra used to be dribbled previous 3 times within the fit — most likely all the way down to him no longer in need of to chance choosing up the second one reserving.
CM Matheus Rossetto – 4
Mainly at fault for a function with a deficient turnover in the course of the park that left Alan Franco and Bobby Shuttleworth helpless. Rossetto used to be additionally harm via the aforementioned problems plaguing Ibarra within the fit.
AM Marcelino Moreno – 6
Shockingly, Moreno didn’t strive a dribble within the fit, which I have a look at as an indication of certain development for the participant as he has transform much less at risk of turnovers and extra keen to depend on his teammates to lend a hand him in contemporary weeks. He bagged an lend a hand — a fairly simple one who used to be only a easy cross to Thiago Almada streaking into the field — however an lend a hand nevertheless
AM Thiago Almada – 9
Almada performed arguably the most efficient cross of the 12 months for an Atlanta United participant (besting his lend a hand the prior week towards New England) with a fantastic chipped ball in in the back of to Brooks Lennon. Sadly for Almada, the standard and significance of this cross may not be mirrored on stat logs. However make no mistake, Atlanta does no longer get the purpose out of Nashville with out Almada and his play on this sport. He’s a bona fide superstar in MLS.
AM Luiz Araujo – 7
A few of Araujo’s perfect play may well be forgotten as it came about previous to the three-hour lengthen, however he made a number of incisive vertical passes up the left wing to lend a hand Atlanta destroy in transition. The ones are the precise scenarios the place Araujo is best, however the interaction with teammates within the ultimate 3rd is slowly however definitely bettering as neatly.
ST Ronaldo Cisneros – 6
In accordance with stats on my own, Cisneros appears extra like a 4, however the paintings he does off the ball is so vital for this crew. It confirmed at the first function which got here purely all the way down to Atlanta’s drive, which Cisneros leads. And there have been a number of different events within the sport the place Atlanta’s press beaten Nashville to the purpose the place they needed to punt the ball clear of their very own house.
SUB Ronald Hernandez – 7
Enjoying virtually as a centerback on his unnatural left aspect, Hernandez did his activity in addition to any individual may have anticipated. He’s a extra defensive fullback choice, particularly at the left, and may just end up to be a just right pairing with the extra offensive Brooks Lennon at the proper if Andrew Gutman is to omit time.
SUB Dom Dwyer – 7
Generally I wouldn’t price a participant with handiest quarter-hour of motion and 5 touches like Dwyer, however while you ranking a past due equalizer… It used to be a vintage poacher’s function, and Dwyer is becoming that position for Gonzalo Pineda really well. (Cisneros continues to be the easier choice to make use of from the beginning of video games.)
No Rankings for George Campbell, Emerson Hyndman and Amar Sejdic.