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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.

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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.

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Atlanta United FC | Vancouver Whitecaps

ATLANTA UNITED FC VENCE A VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC CON MARCADOR FINAL DE 4-1

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

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¡¡ARRANCA LA ACCIÓN DE LA MLS!!

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.
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ATLUTD vs Montreal Impact

Atlanta United Grind Out 2-0 Victory

ATLANTA, GA (Sept. 24, 2017) Atlanta United continued its home dominance at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday by defeating Montreal Impact 2-0.  With the win, United moved in to third place in the Eastern Conference and a step closer to locking up a playoff spot.

The United attack scored a goal in each half.  Meanwhile, the defense held Montreal scoreless.  Guzan recorded another clean sheet, his fifth of the season.

Tito Villalba recorded the first goal in the first halftime with a right-footed laser shot past the Montreal goalie.  The assist was credited to Carlos Carmona.

The second and final goal was scored by Jeff Larentowicz in the 73’ on an assist from Julian Gressel.  The goal was Larentowicz’s first of the season.

Gressel had entered the game as a substitute for Miguel Almiron in the 17’.  The early substitution was believed to be related to a leg injury suffered by Almiron.

United looks to protect its home turf in its next match against Wednesday September 27th against Philadelphia Union.  United tied Philadelphia 2-2 back in August.

Attendance for the match was 43,502.

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ATLUTD vs LA Galaxy

Atlanta United Wins Again!
Topple Galaxy 4-0

ATLANTA, GA (Sept. 20, 2017) Atlanta United continued its winning ways with a dominating 4-0 win against LA Galaxy on Wednesday night.  United improved its record to 3-0-1 in the new Mercedes-Benz stadium.  During that span, United has outscored its opponents 17-3.

United jumped out to an early lead with a goal by Josef Martinez in the 13’.  It was his eighth goal in the past four games, and his 17th of the season.  Martinez was Alcatel MLS player of the week for his consecutive hat tricks.

From there, Yamil Asad took over.  He quickly added two goals of his own (15’ and 20’).  That goal, plus his assists on the other two goals, garnered him Man of the Match status.

Later in the half at 39’, LA Galaxy’s Jermaine Jones received a red card for violent conduct.  The Galaxy played the remainder of the goal at a man disadvantage.

Miguel Almiron closed out the scoring in the game with a goal in 43’.  It was Almiron’s ninth goal of the season.

United cruised in the second half.  The defense was once again stellar.  It was the third shutout in the past four games.  Goalkeeper Brad Guzan had his fourth clean sheet out of his nine appearances thus far.  He has a paltry .89 goals against.

Notes:  Both Almiron and Asad are in the top 10 in assists in all of MLS…United entered the contest in fifth place.  With the three points for the win, Atlanta moved in to fourth place…attendance was 42,723, which was another sellout for the club…United’s Brandon Vazquez received a red card in the 82’.

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ATLUTD vs Orlando City

Rivalry Match Ends in 3-3 Draw

MLS Attendance Record Set

ATLANTA, GA (Sept. 16, 2017) Atlanta United’s third battle of the season with Orlando City FC ended in a 3-3 draw.  Atlanta’s record is no 1-0-2 against FC.

Josef Martinez was up to his old tricks again.  He recorded his second straight hat trick.  He had goals in the 36’, 55’, and 69’.

Orlando took an early in the 10’ with a goal by Dom Dwyer.  After Martinez’s first goal for the United, Dwyer answered three minutes later with his second goal.

The match was fast paced with a lot of back and forth action.  United controlled time of possession with a 62% to 38% advantage.

Orlando’s final goal was scored by Cyle Larin in the 58’ on an assist from Dwyer.

Atlanta United set the MLS attendance record with 70,425.  MLS commissioner Don Garber was in attendance.

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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.

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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

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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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ATLUTD vs San Jose July 4th 2017.

ATLANTA, GA (July 4th, 2017) –  Once the sun set, the fireworks began.  Atlanta United and San Jose Earthquakes combined for five second half goals, with Atlanta prevailing in a 4-2 victory.  Atlanta United dominated time of possession, holding a 67% to 33% advantage.

San Jose struck early in the first half with a goal by Tommy Thompson in the 2’.  This was the quickest goal scored against Atlanta in its short history.

The match may have turned in the 32’ minute, when San Jose’s Kofi Sarkodie was issued his second yellow card of the match.  This resulted in his ejection.  From there on, Atlanta played with a one-man advantage for the remainder of the game.

After trailing 1-0 at half, Atlanta United was finally able to exploit the man advantage at the 55’ mark in the second half.  Carlos Carmona converted a blocked shot in to the team’s first goal.

Josef Martinez then added the first of his two goals in the 65’ to put Atlanta ahead 2-1.  However, the lead was short lived, as San Jose immediately responded with a Chris Wondolowki goal a minute later.

The game winning goal came on a header from Anton Walkes in the 81’ on an assist from Julian Gressel.  Josef Martinez later added a second goal to seal the 4-2 victory.

The game was marred by 24 fouls, eight yellow cards, and one red card.  Two San Jose players were ejected from the match.

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Notes:  With his two goals, Josef Martinez took over the team lead in goals scored with nine…Anton Walkes scored his first goal of the year in 81’…Alex Kann missed his first game of the season.  He will be out 6-8 weeks with a quad injury.  Kyle Reynish made his first start of the season…Game attendance was announced at 44,974.