Nashville SC took seriously Miles Robinson's phrase and proved that no matter they are a new expansion franchise, they their intentions of being competitive and climb in the Eastern Conference standings. They won over Atlanta United and Dax McCarty took advantage of the result to avenge and ignite the confrontation with the 2018 MLS Cup champions.
"When you're an expansion team, unless you're spending millions and millions and millions of dollars like Atlanta did or like LAFC, teams are always going to look at you maybe as inferior and try to get the best of you,” McCarty afirmed. And he answered Robinson who had said that they"have better players than them [Nashville]" with an advice: “Talent is only so valuable and it's only going to take you so far. Especially in this game. Especially in soccer because there's so much more to the game than talent".
Atlanta as McCaarty also said is in trouble after Gonzalo Martinez' departure and possibly losing their other DP player, Ezequiel Barco. This kind of confrontations only made everything more difficult for the Five Stripes and McCarty correctly put Robinson's unlucky behaviour on his place.