Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids

Atlanta United Earns First Win at Home

Guzan Records Shutout

Atlanta, GA – With the roof open, Atlanta United earned a tough 1-0 victory over the visiting Colorado Rapids.  It was the first victory of the season for Atlanta on its home pitch.

Both teams entered the match in last place in their conference.  Colorado opted to play a defensive style to thwart the United’s attack.  As a result, both teams went scoreless in the first half.

However, in the second half, United opened up the offense.  Julian Gressel deflected in a cross from Darlington Nagbe in the 75’.  It was Gressel’s first goal of the season, which proved to be the game winner.

The defense was solid, bolstered by the return of Franco Escobar to the starting lineup.  Brad Guzan recorded his second shutout of the year.

Atlanta United returns to action next Sunday, May 5, as it visits Sporting KC.

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Notes…Man of the Match was Darlington Nagbe…Julian Gressel was the Golden Spike winner…attendance was announced as 43,005.

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