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The good, the bad & the ugly: Toronto FC 2-2 Atlanta United

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A committed couch potato’s view of yet another draw.

Justin Morrow Toronto FC Atlanta United 08042017 Chris Blanchette / Waking the Red

The Good

Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC Atlanta United 08042017 Chris Blanchette / Waking the Red

The entire first half. It was the most exciting 45 minutes that we have seen this season... Sebastian Giovinco’s first goal of 2017... Steven Caldwell’s honest assessment of Yamil Asad’s red card... Armando Cooper’s overall play. Looks like he’s finally found his ‘good luck’ haircut... the smoke coming off Justin Morrow’s corn-rows during his half-time interview... Victor Vazquez’s toe-drag on TFC’s second goal... the weather... the Atlanta coach enjoying the Iceland chant... TFC finally scoring goals from open play, against 11 men... Tyrone Mears’ fancy pink boots... Steven Beitashour playing Lester to Jozy Altidore’s Willie Tyler with a beautiful dummy in the 41st minute (note to our younger readers: Google it)... Michael Bradley reading the play and covering gaps throughout the game... Giovinco moving like Jagger and almost chipping the keeper with his left foot... Alex Bono’s tremendous save off Miguel Almiron... Hector Villalba showing class by genuinely applauding the crowd despite being booed.

The Bad

MLS: Atlanta United FC at Toronto FC Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Yet another draw. Perhaps Crayola should be our kit sponsor... Altidore’s inability to hit the net. It’s like he was wearing Osorio’s boots... Chris Mavinga’s inability to adapt to a three-man back line... Victor Vazquez’s weak shots on target... Bono swatting at the ball like he was shooing a fly... Altidore’s attempt at a cute little chip in the 29th minute... Cooper playing ‘giddy-up horsey’ with Asad and then not giving him enough room to take the free-kick... TSN’s pathetic half-time show. Don’t they read these articles?! Give us something entertaining; player profiles, features on the opposition, anything... Speaking of TSN, I know that Luke Wileman reads these articles. He referred to ‘Sandy, Utah’ three times. For no real reason. Now he’s just doing it to irk me... Bono’s five-hole reminding me of Allan Bester (younger readers: you know what to do)... the fact that these two teams don’t meet again until the last game of the regular season.

The Ugly

MLS: Atlanta United FC at Toronto FC Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Villalba’s best impersonation of a Robaxacet marionette (hence the boos)... Eriq Zavaleta missing in action on Atlanta’s second goal, causing Mavinga to wear the goat horns... Michael Parkhurst crumpling to the ground after being run over by that massive freight train known as Giovinco... Mavinga not acknowledging Greg Vanney’s outstretched hand when he was subbed off for Nick Hagglund (did I see that right? I hope not)... Zavaleta winning the award for ‘best actor in a supporting role’, leading to Asad’s red card... Giovinco’s hissy fit near the end of the game... the naked beer belly in the Inebriatti section. Would somebody please drape that Bob Marley flag around him?