Don’t go into Saturday night’s bottom-of-the-table six-pointer thinking that just because the Revolution are ahead of Atlanta United FC by two places that it’s going to be an easy ‘W’ for The Boys In Blue. That’s not how any of this works.
And yes, the Five Stripes are certainly struggling a bit through their third campaign in Major League Soccer. That MLS Cup Final hangover is all too real — look at Portland, their MLS Cup opponents, losing to San Jose of all teams a week ago — and that, coupled with some CONCACAF Champions League matchups, have AUFC lethargic in the early goings.
But with a drop of a dime, Atlanta can make things happen.