BSJ Match Report: Atlanta United 3, Revolution 1 – Offense lacked punch after Cristian Penilla’s opener

All you need to know about the Revolution’s 3-1 loss to the Five Stripes of Atlanta United FC in quickie form, complete with BSJ insight and analysis:


Revs end regular season on short side: Despite 16 shots, only five of those were on target for New England’s favorite soccer sons, and the 2019 regular season came to a close with a 3-1 loss to Atlanta United. It was only the third time the Revs lost since May 9, and it came against a potent Five Stripes club that The Boys In Blue will see again in 12 days’ time. The playoff-bound Revs finished the regular season 11-11-12, good enough for 45 points — four points better than 2018’s 41-point campaign.

Josef, Gressel put this one away: Not long after the second half re-start, Josef Martinez struck for his 27th goal of the season, getting sprung on a long ball from the defensive third and beating Antonio Delamea into the penalty box. His shot beat Matt Turner, and the Five Stripes were into the ascendency. Eight minutes later,