ATLANTA, GEORGIA –Looks like playing on the road has become an Achilles heel for Atlanta United FC as of late.
The visiting United FC suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Major League Soccer Eastern Conference rival CF Montreal at Stade Saputo on October 3.
Coming off a 1-0 win at home, United FC played aggressively in the entire game and even scored the first goal in the match from midfielder Jake Mulraney.
Fueled by the support of the fans, Montreal equalize the score at 1-1 from a goal from striker Romell Quioto in the 50th minute.
Three minutes later Quito scored his second goal via a penalty kick after United FC defender Anton Walkes received a yellow card in the 53rd minute when he fouled Torres on a tackle inside the box.
With the defeat, United FC still has 39 points in the Eastern Conference standings, just enough to keep the club above the playoff line at the moment the match ended.
Montreal jumped from eighth to fourth place with the three points it earned on Saturday.
Despite the loss, United FC coach Gonzalo Pineda remains confident of the playoff chances of his team.
“We’re going to learn from the mistakes,” Pineda said.
United FC has won eight of its last 11 matches.
Two of those losses have been on the road.
Three of its remaining six matches are away.
While United FC is not out of the playoff picture, the team has some work to do after the upcoming international break with only six matches left on the schedule.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.