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FC Dallas vs Atlanta United: Match Predictions

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Is Atlanta back?

MLS: Atlanta United FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas took care of business, though a bit sloppily against a struggling Portland side last week and take their efforts on the road to Atlanta this afternoon. Atlanta were in shambles to start the 2019 campaign but have started to find their footing as of late, picking up their first win against New England last week. Is that enough Atlanta to be snapped out of their funk? The staff weigh in below.


The staff are continuing to make picks this season and we’re going with a simple points system, plus a slight twist:

Correct Result Prediction: 1pt

Correct Score: 2pts

Insightful commentary: +Bonus (admittedly this will be a bit arbitrary depending on accuracy, insight and creativity).

Here are our current standings:

2019 BigDSoccer Prediction Standings

Position Name Point Total
Position Name Point Total
1 Jason Poon 29
2 Ryan Scanlon 29
3 Nathan Hill 26
4 Mohammad Bushnaq 23
5 Ben Lyon 23
6 Jack Rouse 21
7 Steve Machine 15
8 Jeff Loftin 13
9 Drew Epperley 12
10 Jose Carmona 9
11 Andrew Gentry 8
12 Scott Hiney 5
13 Preston Wetherington 4
14 Jared Tilley 2

Here are our staff predictions against ATL:

FCD vs SEA

Name Result for FCD FCD Score Opposition Score Commentary
Name Result for FCD FCD Score Opposition Score Commentary
Ben Lyon Win 2 1 The smug comments from Sounders fans this week...
Jack Rous Win 2 0 How do they do it? Ricardo Pepi
Jason Poon Loss 0 2 It's been fun but I'm not seeing a way out of Seattle with a win.
Jeff Loftin Loss 1 2 Close loss after controversial play at the other end which mysteriously doesn't get VAR treatment.
Mohammad Bushnaq Loss 1 2 Valiant effort but Dallas falls short in the Pacific NW for their revenge bid.
Nathan Hill Draw 2 2 FC Dallas advance on PKs and claim the Cascadia Cup. Goals from Jara and Pepi.
Ryan Scanlon Loss 1 3 Seattle’s quality and combination play will be too much for FC Dallas which will not let us get away with what we pulled off against Portland. Michael Barrios gives us a glimmer of hope with a goal before Jordan Morris and Nick Lodeiro put this out of reach.

What do you guys think? Is Atlanta really terrible and the staff are just a bit nervous and haunted by the ghost of 2018 Atlanta? Or are most of us justified in being cautious about this road game?