Early Goals Boost Orlando Over Five Stripes 2-1

Atlanta United fell behind the early-scoring New England Revolution, and they paid for letting them slip ahead.

The Five Stripes lost to the Revolution 2-1, with Atlanta not scoring a goal until three minutes into stoppage time, and no time to score any more points when the full-time whistle was blown seconds later

New England’s Matt Polster scored in the fourth minute, and Giacomo Vironi struck a goal five minutes later. Goals in MLS are hard to come by, and the Stripes were desperately looking for them throughout the game. Thiago Almada came close to scoring several times, but could not cut past New England’s defense.

While this is a loss Atlanta United would rather not have, the team remains above the playoff line in the MLS Eastern Conference. They are in 6th place with 9 wins, 8 draws, and 6 losses. They have 35 points as of today, but they need more wins to keep themselves in playoff contention.

The Stripes play Orlando City at Mercedes Benz Stadium this Saturday at 7:30. Odds favor Atlanta United by 47%, vs. Orlando (28%) or a draw (25%) according to Google’s Win Probability stats.