Toronto FC vs. Atlanta United: 3 takeaways

Sean Johnson showed why TFC pursued him so hard this off-season with his man-of-the-match effort in Georgia on Saturday.

Toronto FC vs. Atlanta United: 3 takeaways

When does a draw feel like a win?

Saturday's 1-1 stalemate between Toronto FC and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will certainly seem like a victory for the Reds given their recent road woes. Over the previous two seasons, TFC has just won just two matches and collected a paltry 19 out of a possible 102 points away from BMO Field.

While Toronto remains winless in seven all-time regular season visits to Atlanta (three losses), Saturday's draw will surely feel like a victory for a side that has struggled to earn positive results on the road for two years.

"It's a really tough place to play... Games here, traditionally, it's going to be a grind. I think everyone came in with the right mentality," TFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson told reporters after the game.

Here are my three major takeaways from the match.