Total Domination! Atlanta United Rips the Revolution 7-0
ATLANTA, GA (Sept. 13, 2017) Atlanta United really loves playing at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In two matches, United has outscored the opposition 10-0.
Against the New England Revolution on Wednesday night, United dominated from start to finish.
Josef Martinez wasted little time in getting the party started. He scored in the 2’ on an assist by Miguel Almiron. He followed that up with two first half penalty kick goals in the 31’ and 39’. Both penalty kicks were a result of a handball in the box.
Anton Walkes added a goal in the 45’ during extra time to give United a commanding 4-0 lead in to the half.
New England Revolution received two red cards in the first half. The first was in the 15’ and the second in the 38’. Revolution played most of the match down a man and more than half with a two man disadvantage.
United continued the scoring spree in the second half. Kevin Kratz scored on a free kick in the 70’, marking his first goal of the season. Yamil Asad added a goal in the 73’, which was his fourth of the season. The final goal was recorded by Tito Villalba in the 90’.
Brad Guzan recorded his second straight shutout. He has allowed only five goals in his seven starts this season.
Atlanta United improved its home record to 8-2-1. With eight more matches remaining, six of those will be played at Mercedes-Benz. United looks to look in a spot in the playoffs in its inaugural season with a strong finish to the season.