The game in 100 words (or less): These are going to be two of the most exciting teams in MLS this season. Unfortunately, neither one found a way past the other on Friday night at CenturyLink Field. A point is nothing to be ashamed of for Atlanta, but the Sounders will likely be kicking themselves for not capitalizing on some of their opportunities. Clint Dempsey nearly continued his incredible form to start the 2017 campaign after heading a cross off the post in the second half, arguably the game’s best chance.
Three moments that mattered
8′ — Atlanta dodges an early bullet — It’s hard to say how much Cristian Roldan knew about this ball, but the midfielder still almost made it 1-0.
58′ — Dempsey nearly makes an immediate impact — The USMNT attackers has been on fire in 2017, and Clint Dempsey almost provided another impressive finish for the Sounders after being introduced into the match shortly before.
80′ — Almiron tests Frei from close range — Atlanta didn’t get off too many clear-cut chances on the night, but Miguel Almiron nearly capped off another stellar counterattack for the Eastern Conference side.
Men of the match: Stefan Frei
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