Grabbing points isn’t going to get any easier with games upcoming at Portland and then at home against Houston, which are among the best teams in the Western Conference this season, before hosting NYCFC.
Perhaps most troubling for Atlanta United on Sunday, even after it fell behind 3-1 and NYCFC could relax, Atlanta United still couldn’t consistently put enough passes together to get the ball out of its own half long enough to create more than two goal-scoring chances.
It’s a much different looking team than the one that blitzed Minnesota United and Chicago for 10 goals in the second and third games of the season.
Even in its most recent win, a 3-1 triumph at Salt Lake, the offense didn’t look as crisp as it once did.
The biggest difference has been the absence of leading scorer Josef Martinez, who hasn’t played since the season’s third game after picking up a thigh injury while playing for the Venezuelan national team in March.
He has resumed training, but the club hasn’t said when he may return.