New York City FC took the lead in the first minute in Atlanta, then gave it away 10 minutes later. Rinse and repeat: NYCFC retook the lead, then gave it away to Atlanta United in stoppage time. Here are your Atlanta vs NYCFC highlights.
It was a frustrating night for NYCFC, who extend their winless streak to 10 games. They faced an Atlanta depleted by injuries, international duty, and a suspension: The team called up two players from MLS NEXT Pro side Altanta United 2 to fill out the roster. NYCFC might be winless on the road this season, and have only one victory at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but they were slight favorites going into the game.
But it wasn’t to be. NYCFC were also depleted: Midfielders filled in at center-back and striker, and while the team managed to score two hard-fought goals (thanks to Gabriel Pereira), the defense gave up two easy goals.
And that’s how you end up with a draw like this one.