Toronto FC vs. Atlanta United: 3 takeaways

TFC hit the reset button and put in a solid road performance in Atlanta. But not for the first time this season, they couldn't close things out.

Toronto FC vs. Atlanta United: 3 takeaways

The good news for Toronto FC is that it answered John Herdman's call to reset things and take a more "back to basics" approach in Saturday's road game against Atlanta United.

For more than 90 minutes, TFC looked composed and battled Atlanta stride for stride in a tightly-contested match, and resembled the side from earlier this season that was able to grind out results.

The bad news is that they still found a way to come out on the wrong end of things in a 2-1 loss at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Here are my three major takeaways from Saturday's contest.