Atlanta United may have only taken a draw against Montreal Impact, but at least their goal from the game was a thing of beauty.
The team put together 14 slick yet effective passes before the ball fell to Julian Gressel, who touched the ball out of his feet with his first touch and sent it into the net with his second.
Atlanta United’s official Twitter account posted about the brilliance behind the goal that opened the game’s scoring:
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) October 1, 2019
The style of play is very important for Atlanta fans and players alike, as signified by the fact Leandro Gonzalez Pires and Ezequiel Barco complained about Frank de Boer’s initial defensively focused tactics, as per MLS Soccer.
Therefore, it is understandable that this aesthetically brilliant move and finish has brought a lot of satisfaction to many Atlanta fans.
They will now be hoping that they can prepare for the play-offs with a goal of a similar ilk against New England Revolution.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the goal, including posts from admiring Atlanta fans, can be seen below:
14 passes!!! We have come to creat some beautiful soccer here . The defense just needs to get it together so we can reward the pretty attack more ..
— shiva (@sheevs77) October 1, 2019
The Numbers Game says there is like a 1% chance of that happening. https://t.co/weshXF3upq
— Cuntry of Campeones (@CuntryNorte) October 1, 2019
I love watching these guys play with flair!! Great chemistry on that goal
— Patrick (@Patrick66704321) October 1, 2019
Wish we could do more of these. Lead up to goals are the best parts for me.
— Five Stripes, One (@Eason011) October 2, 2019
— Georgia Laws of Life (@GALawsofLife) October 1, 2019
Reminds me of the 19-pass sequence of the US Open Championship where Pity scores. #Taketheballpasstheball
— Reginald McKie (@reg3641) October 1, 2019
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