Facundo Farias, C+
[KEN] Pick two, any two, other Herons to complete this list and I won’t argue. A red card not given, a goal allowed that may or may not have crossed the line, another scored by a player who appeared to have been offsides, a dust-up when Five Stripes keeper Brad Guzan wouldn’t give Campana the ball after he scored the penalty kick…La Rosa Negra faced a fair amount of adversity Saturday, and responded by completely losing their composure. The final 60 or so minutes of this one was hard to watch.
That said, Farias found himself on the ball a lot and generally went forward on the dribble, concerning Atlanta’s defenders. That’s all I’ve got.
[MATT] It's safe to say that Inter Miami's defense struggled mightily against Atlanta United. This was certainly not the same Atlanta side we saw during the Leagues Cup and Miami's defense didn't really adjust to that prospect. I don't want to lay everything on Farias' feet, but he didn't do anything to spark anything positive either.
Kamal Miller, C-
[KEN] Another “meh.” Own-goal aside, Miller was solid defensively as long as the Herons were organized in front of him. He was not as dependable when the match turned into a series of turnovers and counter attacks. Tomas Aviles could as easily appeared here.
[MATT] Again, the whole Inter Miami defense seemed to be just going through the motions in Atlanta. If you are team looking to secure points and move up in the standings, going through the motions isn't going to cut it. They -- including Miller -- needed to step up and they -- including Miller -- didn't.