That's all folks!
Atlanta United fell 2-1 to the Portland Timbers in an utterly unexciting match that likely seals Atlanta's fate this season.
The game was just... not good. There's no other way to describe it. The team showed a total lack of energy and urgency that was eerily reminiscent of their embarrassing 3-0 loss at home against Austin FC earlier this season.
The lineup was exactly the same as the one used in the last few games with the exception of Raul Gudiño getting the nod in goal over Rocco Rios Novo. This game marked his MLS debut since he arrived at the club in July.
The hosts opened the game in the 38th minute after Santiago Moreno converted a penalty kick conceded by Juanjo Purata after a foul in the box. They'd double the lead in the 82nd minute after yet another penalty kick.
Josef Martinez scored a consolation goal for Atlanta in the 88th minute on a header. It wasn't enough, however, and the game ended 2-1 in Portland's favor.
Atlanta United play their next game at home against Toronto FC on Saturday at 7:30 PM.
That's it. A short, uninspired recap for a boring and uninspiring game. I honestly just don't have the energy to write anything else about this. Hopefully, things will change and hopefully, this team finds its spark, but at this point, I think it's too late.