United Settles for Another 1-1 Tie at Home

Atlanta, GA – Philadelphia Union earned its first point of the 2018 season with a 1-1 tie with Atlanta United.  Union entered the contest in last place in the Eastern Conference.

After a scoreless first half, Philadelphia quickly tallied one in the second half.  Atlanta committed a costly turnover in its defensive third.  Brenden Aaronson converted the mistake in to his first goal of the year in the 47’.  The assist was credited to Kai Wagner.

Atlanta tied the match later in the second half.  Ezequiel Barco, who had just entered the match three minutes, prior, provided the spark.  He scored on a header in the 70’.  It was his first goal of the year.  Gressel was credited with the assist.

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Atlanta United Ezequiel Barco Photo Eric Rossitch

Atlanta tied the match later in the second half.  Ezequiel Barco, who had just entered the match three minutes, prior, provided the spark.  He scored on a header in the 70’.  It was his first goal of the year.  Gressel was credited with the assist.

Atlanta’s defense was stellar once again.  For the year, Atlanta has allowed only four goals in three matches but has no wins to show for it.

Miles Robinson earned Man of the Match for his terrrific defensive work.  The highlight for him came in the first half when he saved a goal after Guzan had been beat.

Overall, Atlanta dominated time of possession 72% to 28% but was unable to secure a victory.  The team looked tired.  It was the seventh match in 25 days.  The team has a week off before playing Columbus Crew on March 30.  Columbus is currently tied for first place in the Eastern Conference.

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Atlanta United vs Philadephia Union Miles Robinson Photo Eric Rossitch