6.) Will This Finally Be Atlanta’s Week?
It’s tough to argue against a record that features two losses and a goalless. That’s good enough for last place in this league. But alas, here I am arguing: the Atlanta Beat are better than that. Why? Simple: they’re a good team. With good players. Like their goalkeeper. She’s really quite good (even if her record doesn’t necessarily show it. But nevermind actual facts and stats). And Ramona Bachmann. She’s also fairly decent. Plus the fact that the Beat have actually frequently outplayed their opponents, despite scoring fewer goals than said opponents. Which doesn’t help. The loss of Tobin Heath may hurt them but one could possibly argue that Heath was a step behind anyway after missing all of preseason. This is the Beat’s final road game before making its debut in its swanky new stadium. It would be kind of sad if they open their home campaign having not yet won a single match. So please Atlanta, let this be your week. And if not for the reasons mentioned above, then do it for Tobs. The kid’s had it rough these past few months.