Recap: Ronaldo Cisneros’ hat trick, Brooks Lennon goal fire Atlanta United past Chicago Fire

Atlanta United returned to winning ways with a 4-1 win over Chicago fire through Saturday Cristiano Ronaldo Cisneros’ first-half hat-trick, which happens to be the second-fastest hat-trick in the club’s history (34 minutes) and Brooks Lennon’s late goal. The result ends a winning streak for Atlanta United that extends to a loss to Charlotte FC on April 10.

Despite a much-needed win, the injury to Miles Robinson that forced him to pounce on a stretcher is the main focus. There are many reasons why the injury is a blow to Miles as an individual and from Gonzalo Pineda’s and the team’s point of view. Miles is the latest name to be added to the injury list during a season when injuries seem to be defining the season.

“I’ve never seen anything that bad in terms of injuries. I’ve had a few years, both as a player and as a coach in Seattle, where we’ve had long-term injuries as well, but nothing like this,” said coach Gonzalo Pineda, “especially in the first 10 games of the season.” season. We’ve checked everything from Brad’s injury, from Ozzy’s injury, to Dylan’s heels. Sometimes you get bad luck and we have to try to find a solution, and I think it’s definitely bad luck.”

Although the injury list will see Miles Robinson added to it for a period of time to be determined, there is a game and goals we need to address.

Gonzalo Pineda came up with the same starting lineup he played last time against FC Montreal, the first time this season he has been able to name the same 11 players in two games in a row. With Miles injured, that streak will be reset next time.

Cisneros opened the scoring in the third minute with a volley after Tiki Taka Atlanta United made his way to Chicago’s goal.

Chicago then found the equalizer from a set-piece (although Atlanta United goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth shot the ball wide and recycled for that goal, I think it’s still a set-piece). former Liverpool FC striker Xherdan Shaqiri took advantage of Atlanta United and didn’t lock him up as Chensu Ofor scored for Fire’s only goal of the match.

Cisneros regained the lead for Atlanta United in the 27th minute. This goal was not as beautiful as the first, but it is an example of the good positional play that a striker needs to score in the penalty area.

Cisneros finished a hat-trick with a singles stage to beat Gabriel Slonina Fernando Torres’ style. The goal also means that Thiago Almada now has his first MLS assist.

“[It’s] The most message to the fans is that whatever I am here, I will give my best,” Cisneros said. “Sometimes, football is all about luck too. So my teammates in previous games were trying to find me with some of those long balls and today I was able to find them and we were able to capitalize.”

Brooks Lennon concluded the match with a left-footed shot in the 91st minute.

Atlanta United took 16 shots and collected 1.86 xG while maintaining 61.2% of possession. 13 of those shots were taken inside the fire penalty area.


Atlanta United will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, to face Nashville in US Open A cup at the newly opened GEODIS Park on Wednesday.

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