This season was statistically Guzan’s toughest in goal. He was the last man in a defense that allowed 53 goals in 34 games, and then eight more in three playoff games. He finished with a save percentage of .620, the lowest of his career.
Guzan frequently was put into difficult situations by a defense that leaked many goals this season because of mistakes or a lack of awareness. Of the four allowed on Sunday, Guzan could have perhaps done better only on the first one, scored by Darlington Nagbe. The second was a world-class strike by Malte Amundsen, and the last two came from one-on-one situations. Guzan made four saves of eight shots on goal.
Atlanta United has two other goalkeepers on its roster but it’s not yet clear if either will be with the team next season. Quentin Westberg’s contract expires after this season. Clement Diop’s contract is through 2024, but it may include a team option for that season. Atlanta United doesn’t include if there are contract options within when providing information on the lengths of contracts.
Guzan said he wants to first talk to his family about what may be next for him.
“I always say my wife and kids, they always come first,” he said. “And they’re always behind me in terms of their support. And they’re always there. And I’m eternally grateful for all the support they give me. So it’s always a conversation with them.
“But yeah, there’ll be conversations with the club; there’ll be conversations with my family. Right now, it’s, it’s certainly a feeling of disappointment because of the result we just experienced.”
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Atlanta United’s 2023 MLS schedule
Feb. 25 Atlanta United 2, San Jose Earthquakes 1
March 4 Atlanta United 1, Toronto FC 1
March 11 Atlanta United 3, Charlotte FC 0
March 18 Atlanta United 5, Portland 1
March 25 Columbus 6, Atlanta United 1
April 1 Atlanta United 1, New York Red Bulls 0
April 8 Atlanta United 1, New York City FC 1
April 15 Atlanta United 2, Toronto FC 2
April 23 Atlanta United 2, Chicago 1
April 29 Nashville SC 3, Atlanta United 1
May 6 Inter Miami CF 2, Atlanta United 1
May 13 Charlotte 3, Atlanta United 1
May 17 Atlanta United 4, Colorado 0
May 20 Atlanta United 3, Chicago 3
May 27 Atlanta United 1, Orlando 1
May 31 Atlanta United 3, New England 3
June 7 Atlanta United 0, LAFC 0
June 10 Atlanta United 3, D.C. United 1
June 21 Atlanta United 2, New York City 2
June 24 New York Red Bulls 4, Atlanta United 0
July 2 Atlanta United 2, Philadelphia 0
July 8 Atlanta United 1, Montreal 0
July 12 New England 2, Atlanta United 1
July 15 Orlando City 2, Atlanta United 1
July 25 Miami 4, Atlanta United 0 in Leagues Cup
July 29 Cruz Azul 1 (5), Atlanta United (4) 1 in Leagues Cup
Aug. 20 Atlanta United 2, Seattle 0
Aug. 26 Atlanta United 4, Nashville 0
Aug. 30 Cincinnati 2, Atlanta United 1
Sept. 2 Atlanta United 2, FC Dallas 2
Sept. 16 Atlanta United 5, Inter Miami 2
Sept. 20 Atlanta United 1, D.C. United 1
Sept. 23 Atlanta United 4, Montreal 1
Oct. 4 Philadelphia 3, Atlanta United 2
Oct. 7 Atlanta United 1, Columbus 1
Oct. 21 Atlanta United 2, Cincinnati 2
Nov. 1 Columbus 2, Atlanta United 0
Nov. 7 Atlanta United 4, Columbus 2
Nov. 12 Columbus 4, Atlanta United