The one and only Tiotal Football steps out of the shadows and much like Mel Gibson’s The Patriot, comes from nowhere to deliver hard hitting action right to your head and ears.

J. Sam and Tiotal take a look at all things Atlanta United from an analytical perspective to prepare you for the year that might be in ATLUTD. Also some discussion on 2002 Michael Vick that we promise is relevant. Sam actually got to pick the closing music this time too. Sam doesn’t want to say it’s the best episdoe of FSF ever, but it is one of the episdoes. Sam is also happy to announce that whomever @’s the Five Stripe Final twitter account with a picture of Clemson Wide Receiver Hunter Renfrow holding a bag of grapes will win absolutely nothing, but the picture brightens my day and I imagine Joe will be confused by it because it’s not baseball.

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Atlanta United 3-0 New York Red Bulls

After failing to beat New York Red Bulls in their first four attempts, Atlanta United thwacked Chris Armas’s side in a stunning 3-0 home win in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Atlanta now heads to New York for the deciding match of the tie with a three goal lead in tow. Anything less than three goals means a win for Atlanta. An away goal means that Red Bulls would have to score five goals against a team that has only been scored on once in three playoff games. In short: Atlanta could totally still mess this up, but it would be really, really hard.