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The Atlanta United debut stadium with thrashing before an opponent with no direction

The dream of one of the last two franchises that have joined this season to the United States Professional Football League (MLS), Atlanta United, became reality when they released today their new field of Mercedes-Benz Stadium and also do it for 3-0 win over FC Dallas.

The new field of the $ 1.5 billion Mercedes Benz Stadium, which will also serve as home to the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League and the collegiate football competition, was the perfect setting, though on the field of play there was only one team that stood out.

FC Dallas, led by Colombian coach Óscar Pareja, has turned from being the team that makes the MLS football to one of the mediocre that is currently in a league that still does not grow football.

The best show was to see as a new franchise Atlanta United, with young values, but without more experience, were always superior to a rival that was lost in all facets of the game and let the rival team had a perfect party.

The team that leads the Argentine coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino had no problem to get the victory to see as the 14th minute marked the 1-0 Argentine defender Leandro González-Pirez when he appeared on the second post after an initial header by his compatriot Hector Villalba.

The goal fell like a slab in the already poor game of FC Dallas that was the whole game disconnected.

Just after the second half, Venezuelan striker Josef Martínz, in the 46th minute, with a subtle touch of the ball, put the 2-0 to continue with the dominance of the local team, and the ordeal of the Texan who has lost all orientation in their game.

But in their favor, Atlanta United gave the ball to FC Dallas in an intelligent way to have space on the counterattack.

The strategy with that formula gave the perfect result so that at the 68 minute the Hispanic defender Greg Garza, who went to the attack got the definitive 3-0.

In this way, Atlanta Uniteda consolidates in the playoffs zone reaching 39 points in the sixth place of the Eastern Conference.

The team that leads Martino has two games less than his pursuer Impact Montreal (36) and that the teams that precede him in the table as the Red Bulls of New York (41).

While Dallas (37 points) is also sixth in the Western Conference, the last to qualify for the MLS playoffs.

In other results of MLS Day 27, Toronto FC with another 4-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes consolidates their lead in the Eastern Conference with 59 points to the best mark in the league.

They also won the Timbers of Portland by 0-1, goal of the Argentine Diego Valeri, to New York City, without the Spanish David Villa, and are the new leaders of the West Conference with 49 points.

One more than the Sounders FC of Seattle that of local tied to 1-1 against the Galaxy of Los Angeles, that continues with the same level of mediocrity in its game in spite of the arrival of Jonathan dos Santos and the return of his brother Gionavi .

The other surprise of the day was the Houston Dyano’s 0-1 defeat to the Colorado Rapids that cost him to lose the unbeaten he had in his field of BBVA Compass Stadium.

While Whitecaps with goals from Uruguayan Christian Techera, Costa Rican defender Kendall Watson and Peruvian defender Yordy Reyna won 3-2 at Real Salt Lake.

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