HARRISON, NJ - MARCH 13: A general view of the MLS, Fussball Herren, USA march ball on the field during the first half of the Major League Soccer game between the New York Red Bulls and Minnesota United on March 13, 2022 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire SOCCER: MAR 13 MLS - Minnesota United at New York Red Bulls Icon220332609

After suffering a tough loss against their city rivals, LAFC were looking for redemption against the 2018 MLS Champions, Atlanta United. Atlanta managed to snag a last-minute win against DC United, who now sit just behind them in the MLS Eastern Conference. With both teams hoping to finish atop their respective conferences, this game was very important.

From a neutral perspective, the game didn’t disappoint. It had seven goals and resulted in a 4-3 win for LAFC. Find out how LAFC managed to edge out Atlanta United in this MLS tactical analysis.


There were no real surprises in this game, with both managers putting out strong teams. LAFC lined up in a 4-3-3 while Frank de Boer decided to continue utilising a three/five at the back system with Gressel and Mo Adams as wingbacks. Mo Adams replaced Justin Meram in the left wingback position for this game.

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