The New England Revolution may have come into the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs as the lowest seeded team in the East, but head coach Bruce Arena felt that his team could easily have emerged as winners in the Round One knockout match against No. 2-seeded Atlanta United. Instead, they lost 1-0.
"We could’ve been the team walking off the field 1-0, as well," Arena said postgame. "Both teams had chances. They converted one, we did not. I thought for the most part we played well.
"There were some chances there and they certainly had some," he continued. "[Brad] Guzan made a terrific save in the first half on [Cristian] Penilla. All these little plays are the difference in the games. We knew it would be one play. We fully expected to go toe-to-toe with them for 90 minutes. And we did, but we fell short."