Atlanta Deportes

Atlanta Deportes

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Martinez Sets Scoring Record! Nets 27th Goal of Season to Propels Atlanta to 3-1 Win

ATLUTD Martinez Sets Scoring Record!

Nets 27th Goal of Season to Propel Atlanta to 3-1 Win

Atlanta, GA – In a complete team effort, Atlanta United earned a decisive 3-1 victory over Columbus Crew in MLS action on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz.  Atlanta, coming off a two-week layoff, dominated offensively and defensively.

It was another record setting day for Atlanta’s Josef Martinez.  The Venezuelan striker tied two MLS records.  In the first half, he scored in the 31’ to give United the early 1-0 lead.  The goal was his 27th, which tied him for the MLS single season record.  He has nine more regular season matches to claim sole possession of that record.  He also tied the record for most consecutive matches scoring at 8.

Columbus tied the match soon after halftime.  Gyasi Zardes scored his 15th goal in 50’ minute.  He moved in to a tie for second place for most goals on the season.

Atlanta finally took the lead for good in the 76’.  Tito Villalba dribbled the length of the field and somehow managed to get the shot past two defenders and the goalkeeper.  An assist was credited to Julian Gressel.

Miguel Almiron put the nail in the proverbial coffin in the 82’.

He shot a laser from outside the box that went past the outstretched hands of the goalkeeper.  This ended a lengthy scoring drought for the Paraguayan midfielder.  Both Martinez and Villalba were credited with an assist on the play.

Atlanta next returns to action on Friday, August 24 when it faces Orlando City.

Notes…attendance was 45,309.  Ezequiel Barco returned to action after a three-match team suspension.  He entered the match in the 75’…Josef Martinez was named Man of the Match.

Credit Eric Rossitch

ATLUTD vs Toronto FC

Atlanta United Settles for 2-2 Tie

Martinez Notches Two More Goals

Atlanta, GA – Toronto FC scored a late goal in extra time to get a 2-2 result on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz.  Atlanta United dominated for most of the match.  Atlanta missed a golden opportunity to secure three more points in its quest for the Supporters’ Shield.

The other big story is Josef Martinez’s march towards the single season goals record in MLS.  He added two more goals in Sunday’s match, giving him 26 for the season.  He is one shy of tying the record set by Roy Lassiter in 1996, Chris Wondolowski in 2012, and Bradley Wright-Phillips in 2014.

Martinez’s first goal was on a penalty kick in the 53’.  He was fouled by Toronto’s goalkeeper, Alexander Bono.  This was Martinez’s fifth goal of the season by way of penalty kick.  He later added a goal on a header in the 67’ in what appeared to be the game winner.


Atlanta got off to a slow start once again.  Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco scored a goal in the first minute of first half stoppage time.  The score remained 1-0 heading in to the halftime break.

Notes…Toronto had only two shots on target, but both resulted in goals…Atlanta held the advantage in time of possession 55% to 45%…Toronto’s Chris Mavinga was given a red card for getting in to an altercation after the final whistle…Ezequiel Barco missed his third straight match due to violating team rules…Atlanta has a two week break, with its next game at home against Columbus Crew on Sunday, August 19th…Attendance was 45,191.

Credit: Eric Rossitch

ATLUTD vs DC United 

Atlanta United Dominates DC 3-1

Martinez Sets MLS Record for Hat Tricks

ATLANTA, GA – The Five Stripes from Atlanta put on a show Saturday afternoon at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  After falling behind from an early DC United goal, Atlanta tallied three goals to claim the victory.  All three goals were scored by Josef Martinez, who leads all MLS goal scorers with 22.

Martinez has been short of amazing this year.

His 22 goals are nine more than any other player in the league.  He is averaging a goal per match, which is a historic pace in MLS.  For his career, which spans less than two years, Martinez has recorded six hat tricks, a record for which he stands alone in MLS history.

Attendance was 45,087.  Atlanta next plays at Montreal on July 28.

Notes….Recent transfer Wayne Rooney made his first start for DC United…Andrew Carleton, a local product from Powder Springs, GA, made his first MLS start of the season for Atlanta, logging 65 minutes of match action…Eric Remedi, the recent transfer from Argentina, made his first appearance for Atlanta in the 76’…Ezequiel Barco did not start for the first time in the last 15 matches.  According to Atlanta’s manager Gerardo Martino, Barco violated team rules and will be held out for next week’s match, too.

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ATLUTD | Kings of the South

Atlanta United Dominates Orlando City 4-0

Atlanta, GA – Atlanta United wasted little time getting on the scoreboard Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz.  Just three minutes in to the match, Josef Martinez scored his league leading 15th goal of the season.  From then on, it was all Atlanta United.

Not to be outdone, Miguel Almiron scored two goals, both in the second half.  The remaining goal was credited to Ezequiel Barco.  It was Barco’s fourth goal of the season.

The defense was once again stellar.  Brad Guzan, Mr Clean Sheet, recorded another shutout.  He had a lot of help from the back line.  He was also aided by a Mikey Ambrose kick save in front of the goal during the first half.  That play aided in him getting named “Man of the Match.”

United remained unbeaten against Orlando City during the two year southern rivalry.  Orlando has now gone three matches without scoring a goal, dropping their record to 6-10-1.  Atlanta improves to 11-3-4 on the season and increased their league lead in points.  Attendance was 71,932.

Atlanta travels to Dallas on Wednesday night for a July 4th clash with FC Dallas.  FC Dallas is tied for first place in the Western Conference.


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Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union

Five Stripes Win 3-1

Martinez Records Hat Trick

ATLANTA, GA – The Five Stripes got back to its winning ways Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  Atlanta United won a disjointed match 3-1 against a tenacious Philadelphia Union team.

Josef Martinez recorded the hat trick.  He scored on a cross from Miguel Almiron and added two penalty kicks.  The hat trick was the fifth of his career, tying the Major League Soccer career record.  He accomplished the feat in only 30 games, making him the fastest to reach that level.

The key sequence of the match happened in the 19th minute.  Martinez was fouled in the box.  The referee awarded Atlanta United a penalty kick.  Philadelphia protested the call and delayed the game, resulting in a second yellow card for Alejandro Bedoya.

Then Philadelphia’s Haris Medunjanin completely lost his cool.  He was given back to back yellow cards for dissension.  By rule, both players were “red card” ejected for getting two yellow cards in the same match.

Atlanta played the remainder of the match with a two-man advantage.  Statistically Atlanta dominated time of possession, shots, and shots on goals.  In fact, Atlanta United had an incredible thirty shots on game for the game.

Notes…Martinez assumed sole possession of the MLS scoring lead.  His 12 goals on the season are now three ahead of second place…The Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof was open for the first time this year…Attendance was 45,140…United next plays Charleston Battery on Wednesday as part of the US Open cup series.

Photo by Eric Rossitch

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ATLUTD vs Montreal Impact

Atlanta United vs Montreal Impact

Atlanta United Vaults into First Place With a 4-1 Victory

Atlanta, GA – For 70 minutes, the Montreal defense bottled up the potent Atlanta United attack.  Atlanta then unleashed its potent attack, scoring four goals to close out the game and win the match 4-1.

Atlanta dominated the first half time of possession (77%) but found itself trailing early.  Montreal’s Saphir Taider scored on a header in the 13’.

Coach Martino subbed in Tito Villalba to start the second half.  That seemed to ignite the offense.  Almiron scored his first goal on a penalty kick in the 70’ to tie the match 1-1.

Kevin Kratz then scored the game winner in the 78’ on a free kick.  He had just entered the match in the 74’.  He would later add a second goal on another free kick in overtime.  He was awarded Man of the Match for his two goals on two shots performance.

Almiron added a second goal in the 84’ on a beautiful assist by Josef Martinez.  With that goal, Almiron tied Martinez for the league lead in goals at six.  Almiron was awarded the Golden Spike Award for the match.

Except for the early slip up, United’s defense was once again stellar.  Atlanta won its second straight match, improving to 6-1-1.  With the win, Atlanta takes over first place in the Eastern Conference and leads the league in points.

Attendance for the game was 45,039.


Atlanta United FC | Vancouver Whitecaps


Atlanta, GA – Atlanta United enfrentó el sábado por la noche a su tercer oponente, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, en lo que va de la temporada 2018 de la MLS en su casa el estadio Mercedes-Benz ante una asistencia de 45,003 aficionados.

Josef Martínez abrió el marcador para su equipo Atlanta United al cobrar un penalty luego de una jugada dudosa en la cual el silbante tuvo que recurrir al video para analizarla; además de expulsar a un jugador del equipo de Vancouver quedándose con 10 en la cancha y aún así lograr anotar 1 tanto por parte de Erik Hurtado para su representativo ya casi al terminar el encuentro.

De los 4 goles del equipo de Atlanta, uno fue autogol por parte de Aaron Maund de Vancouver; y el venezolano Martínez se adjudicó un triplete llevando 4 en su poder en su corto tiempo en la MLS.

El siguiente encuentro será de visitante en contra de Minnesota United FC el sábado 31 de marzo a ls 8pm tiempo del Este y lo transmitirá por televisión la cadena FOX Sports South.

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Atlanta United vs DC United


ATLANTA, GA – El estadio Mercedes-Benz fue testigo del primer encuentro de la temporada de la MLS 2018.

Con capacidad a su totalidad los aficionados abarrotaron el estadio logrando reunir 72,035 almas apoyando al equipo de casa rompiendo su propio récord por tercera vez.

Los futbolistas Miguel Almirón, Josef Martínez y Héctor Villalba fueron los encargados de sumar 3 puntos a su equipo ganando el primer partido de local en contra de la escuadra representativa D.C. United.

En el primer tiempo el venezolano Martínez anotó su primer tanto al minuto número 24.

Dos goles vinieron después, uno por parte de Miguel Almirón al minuto 73 y no lograron transcurrir ni siquiera 3 minutos cuando el argentino Tito Villalba coloca el tercero con una asistencia del paraguayo Almirón.

El siguiente juego será en el estadio Mercedes-Benz de nuevo el sábado 17 de marzo a las 7:30 pm en contra de Vancouver Whitecaps FC televisado por FOX Sports South.


Atlanta United cuenta con uniforme nuevo llamado "The King Peach" haciendo alusión a la fruta representativa del estado de Georgia, el melocotón.

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Atlanta United cuenta con uniforme nuevo llamado “The King Peach” haciendo alusión a la fruta representativa del estado de Georgia, el melocotón.


ATLANTA, GA – Luego de una buena pretemporada de preparación, incluyendo el torneo de ‘Carolina Challenge Cup’, Atlanta United FC jugará su primer partido en Texas el sábado 3 de marzo teniendo como rival a Houston Dynamo abriendo la temporada 2018 de la Liga Mayor de Soccer.
El representativo de Atlanta estrenará nuevos jugadores los cuales están esperando emocionados mostrar su buen juego junto a los ya conocidos de todos nosotros para defender los colores de su camiseta.
Los aficionados y las barras oficiales de Atlanta están a la espera de esta nueva temporada 2018 para alentar a su equipo como lo hicieron el año pasado en su primera aparición como equipo profesional de fútbol en la ciudad capital del estado de Georgia llenando estadios y apoyar el fútbol.
El partido de inauguración en su casa, el estadio Mercedes-Benz, se llevará a cabo el domingo 11 de marzo frente a D.C. United programado para dar inicio a las 3pm y lo transmitirá la cadena ESPN por televisión.

ATLUTD Villalba Man of the Match. Photo credit Atlanta Latinos Magazine Zulma Owens

ATLANTA, GA – (29 de julio de 2017). Atlanta United cerró el partido final en casa en el Bobby Dodd con un empate 1 a 1 con Orlando. Atlanta marcó un gol en el tiempo de parada para salvar un empate. El anotador del equipo, Tito Villalba, registró el gol con una asistencia de Yamil Asad.


Orlando abrió el marcador a finales de la primera mitad. Kaká anotó en el minuto 40 con una asistencia de Cyle Larin. El objetivo fue el undécimo de Kaká de la temporada.


Orlando jugó una sólida defensa por segunda semana consecutiva, una vez más, reduciendo la ofensiva explosiva de Atlanta. Excepto por el último gol, la historia del día fue las oportunidades perdidas. Atlanta United desperdició la oportunidad después de la ocasión, con numerosos tiros al alto, ancho, e incluso fuera del arco.


El próximo partido en casa será el 11 de septiembre en el nuevo Estadio Mercedes-Benz.


El hombre del partido: Tito Villalba


Pico de Oro: Miguel Almirón


ATLUTD vs Orlando City SC. Photo Credit Atlanta Latinos Magazine Zulma Owens

Atlanta United Escapes With Draw

Atlanta United closed out the final home match at Bobby Dodd with a 1-1 tie.  Atlanta scored a late goal in stoppage time to salvage a draw.  Team leading scorer Tito Villalba netted the goal on an assist from Yamil Asad.

Orlando opened the scoring late in the first half.  Kaka scored in the 40’ on an assist from Cyle Larin.  The goal was Kaka’s eleventh of the season.

Orlando played solid defense for the second straight week, once again curtailing Atlanta’s explosive offense.  Except for the late goal, the story of the day was the missed opportunities.  Atlanta United squandered chance after chance, with numerous shots on goal going high, wide, and even off the crossbars.

The next home match will be on September 10th at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Man of the Match:  Tito Villalba

Golden Spike:  Miguel Almiron

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