Atlanta United’s problems defending set pieces hurt the team again

Pineda said that Atlanta United does not have the highest team compared to others in MLS. He said the team tries to avoid giving away corner kicks in part for that reason. Atlanta United assistant coaches often work on set pieces.

“I feel like sometimes in every game we allow (set pieces) to become dangerous,” Pineda said. “I think we should review, check why we concede sometimes.

However, there is a difference between height and desire. Montreal had three chances to score on a corner kick in the first half, but failed to do so. After failing to win the first ball, Montreal players were the first to react to fumbles.

Fullback Andrew Gutman said that can’t keep happening.

“It’s not about who is more skilled or who is a better player,” he said. “It’s just who wants it more, and for us it’s life or death inside the box. We have to get to a mindset where there is no chance of you winning the ball from me. There’s no chance you’ll push me and get the first headline. And I think that’s what we’re missing right now.”

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Atlanta United 2022 MLS Schedule

Feb 27 Atlanta United 3, Sporting KC 1

March 5 Colorado 3, Atlanta United 0

March 13 Atlanta United 2, Charlotte 1

March 19 Atlanta United 3, Montreal 3

April 2 Atlanta United 1, DC United 0

April 10 Charlotte 1, Atlanta United 0

April 16 Atlanta United 0, Cincinnati 0

April 24 Miami 2, Atlanta United 1

April 30 Montreal 2, Atlanta United 1

May 7 vs. Chicago, 6 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

May 15 vs. New England, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

May 21 in Nashville, 7:30 p.m. FOX

May 28 vs. Columbus Crew, 7 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

June 19 vs. Miami, 3 p.m., ESPN2

June 25 in Toronto, 7:30 pm, BSSO/BSSE

June 30 at New York Red Bulls, 8 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 3 at NYCFC, 5pm, BSSO/BSSE

July 9 vs. Austin, 7 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 13 vs. Real Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 17 vs. Orlando, 3 p.m., ABC

July 24 at LA Galaxy, 9:30 p.m., FS1

July 30 in Chicago, 5 pm, BSSO/BSSE

August 6 vs. Seattle, 3 p.m., ABC

August 13 at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. BSSO/BSSE

Aug. 17 vs. New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

August 21 in Columbus, 6 p.m., FS1

August 28 vs. DC United, 4 p.m., UNIV

August 31 in Philadelphia, 7 pm, FS1

September 4 in Portland, 5:30 p.m., FOX

Sept. 10 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

September 14 in Orlando, 6 pm, BSSO/BSSE

September 17 vs. Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m., UniMas

October 1 in New England, 1 pm, UniMas


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